Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park


Things to see and do

View of The Cage from the moor at Lyme, Cheshire

Enjoy the great outdoors 

Once an historic hunting estate, Lyme is home to an ancient deer herd, stunning views and glorious countryside. Why not make the most of the 1400 acres of hills, moor and woodland? Try your hand at orienteering, join a running group or simply jump in puddles with your wellies on!

Upcoming events

The Art of Lauren Child: Adventures with Charlie and Lola and friends.

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Explore the garden at Lyme with an activity trail featuring Lauren Child's famous characters.

Pemberley Walk

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Spend 90 minutes discovering the Lyme filming locations in the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' including Darcy's famous pond.

Den Building

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Fun, mud and team work.

Summer of Sport - Rounders

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Join us for a summer of sport at Lyme! Think you have what it takes to make it all the way around the bases? If so, join us for rounders.

Summer of Sport - Get in to Golf

Wed 31 Aug 2016
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! Think you have what it takes to get a hole in one?

Summer of Sport - Family Cycle

Wed 31 Aug 2016
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! Cyclists at the ready!


A proud stag in summer at Lyme, Cheshire

All creatures great and small 

There is an abundance of wildlife that call Lyme their home. From the magnificent deer that roam the moor to the robins that flutter from tree to tree in the garden, see who you can spot on your next visit.



Detail of the Lyme Caxton Missal, seen on display at Lyme, Cheshire

Preserved in print 

Find out more about the fascinating Lyme Missal, deemed the most important printed book in the National Trust.


Eating and shopping

A delicious scone at Lyme, Cheshire

Delicious treats and warming drinks 

After a long winter's walk, there's nothing better than a warming drink and a delicious treat. If you are after somthing more substantial, enjoy a delicious meal made with seasonal foods.


Places to stay


Get involved

Volunteers put their specialist skills to good use at Lyme, Cheshire

Many hands make Lyme work

There are many ways you can become part of the team at Lyme and help keep this wonderful place ticking along. Fancy joining us?



Two young girls studying insects and their reference books on the grass

Learning opportunities 

Little learners will love our facilitated sessions that make history come alive through play. The outdoors at Lyme offers so much for young learners to discover and explore, so find out what's on offer now!