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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

There's no such thing as a gruffalo! Right..?

There's no such thing as a gruffalo! Right..?

This summer from 27 June - 31 August we welcome the Gruffalo to Lyme Park. Come and see from 11am - 4.30pm the original artwork of Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and follow the Gruffalo trail through the garden. Visit on a Wednesday from 12noon to enjoy a Gruffalo picnic and storytelling on the South Lawn.

Meet Axel Scheffler on the 27 June where he will be signing his illustrations and answering questions in the garden.

Scented evenings in summer gardens

Enjoy the stunning garden in the warmth of the evening sun, immerse yourself in the elegance of the Edwardian era with live Jazz, a complimentary tipple served by costumed waitresses and a tour from the gardener.

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year logo

We've teamed up with Sky Arts to search for a talented artist, the competition will see artists draw inspiration from Lyme and the winner will be commissioned to paint for our collection. Come and see us on Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 May to watch the heats.

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