Important notice -

Please note: from July 27th to 31st August the House is OPEN Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tues, CLOSED on Wednesdays for conservation. Thanks.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Thomas Legh, Lyme’s very own Regency Indiana Jones.

Discover Regency Lyme  

Take a step back in time to Lyme's Regency era with the help of our very own intrepid explorer Thomas Legh. Also for the new season, find out more about our Spotlight talks and tours for 2017.

Upcoming events

Summer of Sport - Family Cycle Session

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! Cyclists at the ready!

Building Adventures at Lyme: Thomas Legh's Life in LEGO® brick

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Assembling adventures, brick by brick! Explore Lyme this summer and find out more about Thomas Legh's travels as they are brought to life in LEGO® bricks.

Summer of Sport - Badminton

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme!

Thomas Legh and Regency Lyme

Fri 25 Aug 2017
In this 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, Lyme turns back the clock to the Regency era, where you can uncover the fascinating story of Thomas Legh, Lyme's very own Regency Indiana Jones.


Sat 26 Aug 2017
Nothing beats an invigorating run or jog around the beautiful surroundings of Lyme.

Pemberley Walk

Sat 26 Aug 2017
Discover the locations used during the making of BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice,' including Darcy's famous pond and the classic Pemberley view.




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

Eating and shopping


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? Please get in touch with us to find out more via



Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

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!


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lyme on the National Trust Collections website