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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.

Watch out for Lyme Park in the Village

Lyme Park stars as the 'big house' in the second series of the triple BAFTA nominated hit, The Village. The BBC program returns to our screens, for 6 episodes on Sunday evening at 9pm.

Lots to do in the garden this Summer

Children's activities galore. Events including Garden Apprentice, Get Sporty at Lyme, Nursery Rhyme trails and bug hunting. New areas of the garden to explore and climb and 50 things activities to complete.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

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.

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