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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 to the Roaring Twenties this winter
Dance the Charleston, try on fantastic ‘flapper’ dresses and fur stoles whilst tapping your toes to traditional 1920s jazz music - all part of this year’s winter exhibition at Lyme Park. The exhibition is taking the Roaring Twenties as its theme, thanks to Lyme’s recent role as ‘The Big House’ in the BBC drama, ‘The Village’, which was set in the 1920s.
The exhibition will also tell the real story of Lyme Park in the 1920s through archive photographs, exclusive private cine films of the Legh family of Lyme, the characters who inhabited the ‘downstairs’ life of this great family home as well as producing a surprising link to the creator of 1920s characters Jeeves and Wooster, PG Wodehouse. Open weekends from November 1 until February 15.
An outdoor adventure is always just around the next pond, tree or hill at Lyme Park. Go on a walk barefoot across the lawn, fly kites on Cage Hill or play pooh sticks on the streams. Pop into the Information Centre to start your adventure.