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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.

Outdoor Cinema at Lyme

This September the British Film Institute (BFI) and Luna Cinema bring you the National Trust Screen Season. Get closer to Colin Firth as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary in the beautiful garden.

Conservation in action

The raffle last year raised £17,000 to conserve Margaret Gerard. From Monday 21 September watch the conservation of this painting, between 2-3pm every Monday – Thursday until the end of October.

Lymescapes: A celebration of landscape

Come and enjoy beautiful art in a stunning setting

Come and enjoy beautiful art in a stunning setting

View the original paintings from Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year and never before seen artwork from the Legh family collection. Take part in the arty garden trail and a guided landscape walk taking in the most glorious views.

Arty workshops including Film-making, Painting, Photography, Crocheting, Christmas garland making and Christmas wreath making are all booking essential, see the events page for more details.   

Open weekends, Saturday 7 November - Sunday 14 February, Monday 28 & Friday 1 Jan

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