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Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Welcome to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

Step back in time to the Edwardian era - Lyme's 'Golden Era'. Enjoy lavish interiors, try out the piano, read a book in the library, or take the children to dress up on the stage. Delicate items restrict the opportunities for photography but the stage in the Long Gallery can be used to take pictures of visitors of all ages in fabulous fancy dress.

The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

For a more tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timber Yard Coffee Shop offers delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes.

You can view online some of the items that Lyme has in its collection. The site catalogues approximately three-quartes of a million National Trust objects with more being added daily.

Oh help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo

Are you this excited to see the Gruffalo?

Are you this excited to see the Gruffalo?

This summer from 27 June - 31 August we welcome the Gruffalo and other Axel Scheffler favourites to Lyme Park. Open from 11am - 4.30pm, come and see the original artwork of Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and follow the trail through the garden. 

Enjoy story telling in the garden (weather permitting) every Wednesday, starting from 12 noon. Pick up your timed ticket from the courtyard in the morning, story telling slots every half an hour.

Story telling is an outdoor activity and is subject to weather. 


Lyme’s Lazy Summer Evenings

Enjoy the stunning garden in the warmth of the evening sun, immerse yourself in live Jazz, a complimentary tipple and take a tour with the gardener.

Book your ticket for the 4 September

Distant Drumbeat lights up Lyme

Distant Drumbeat by Sean Griffiths is a new piece of interactive artwork, which will be on display from 13 June – 31 October 2015. Visitors to the garden can strike a series of drum pads, which will make the Lantern light up. 

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