Discover the follies and structures on Lyme's landscape
Lyme has a rich history spanning across six centuries, under the ownership of one family. Each generation has left their mark, slowly taming the wild medieval hunting ground into a designed landscape of follies and views.
Structures were built at strategic spots around the park to draw the eye across the landscape. Find out more about the buildings you see at Lyme and how they were used as well as structures no longer there, or were they ever there at all?
Fancy taking a look inside?
The Cage is open every Saturday from 11am-2pm except for the third Saturday of the month when we open Paddock Cottage instead. They are both opened by volunteers so is dependent on their availability, so do look for the flag flying on top of the Cage to confirm it is open, or ring our estate office on 01663 762023 before you visit.
The Cage and Paddock Cottage are free to enter (donations towards their upkeep are welcome!). Doggy companions are welcome to walk up to the Cage, but can only enjoy the outside views (assistance dogs are welcome.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Generations made their mark on Lyme, making the most of hills and valleys, woodlands and clearings to create designed sight lines across the park and subsequent beautiful views. Here are some of our favourite views that have been created just for our enjoyment.