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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 it's collection. The site catalogues approximately three-quartes of a million National Trust objects with more being added daily.
Take a trip back to the Roaring Twenties this winter and join us each weekend for a 1920s themed activity. Learn the secrets of holding a successful 1920s cocktail party, how to dance the Charleston, and watch rare footage of real life in the 1920s at Lyme Park thanks to some newly discovered cine film footage.
Lyme Park featured recently as The Big House in the BBC drama series ‘The Village’ set in the 1920s. See costumes from the series and find out more about what life was really like at this exciting time.