Discover the Cage

Lyme Cage, a square building with towers at each corner, against a blue sky

An unmissable landmark on Lyme's landscape, the Cage holds a rich history alongside views across Cheshire, Manchester and beyond.

To step inside is to follow in the footsteps of many a hunting party, gamekeeper, Legh family member and possibly poacher. Join this cast and appreciate the far reaching views, meet our volunteers and get to grips with an antler or two.

Explore the Cage

A walk to the Cage is a highly recommended part of any visit to Lyme.

It is open every Saturday from Easter to November, 11am-4pm except for the third weekend of the month when we open Paddock Cottage instead. These openings are dependent on volunteer availability, so do look for the flag flying on top to confirm it is open, or ring our estate office on 01663 762023 before you visit.

The Cage in winter

The Cage will be open 12noon-3pm on Saturday 4, 11 & 25 January 2020, and Paddock Cottage will be open 12noon-3pm on Saturday 18 January.

The Cage is free to enter. Doggy companions are welcome to walk up to the Cage, but can only enjoy the outside views (assistance dogs are welcome.)

One of Lyme's volunteers has created a topograph, showing the distance and direction of locations near and far from the Cage. How many of these places can you see from Cage Hill? See the topograph here.

If you would like to help us keep the Cage open more often, or have any stories, pictures or information about this special place please email Tash Camberwell on