Explore Lyme this summer

Afternoon summer sun on the Cage at Lyme, Cheshire

Discover a season which is bursting with new life at Lyme. With over 1,400 acres of parkland, there’s so much to explore. Discover how Lyme's landscape has been changed from rugged moorland to a designed landscape in a new exhibition titled "Bringing the Outside In" in the Long Gallery or get creative this summer and enjoy a full family day out with the iconic House, Gardens, and Crow Wood Playscape

Coloured lithograph of a view of Lyme from the Dutch Garden, dated 1795

"Bringing the outside in" exhibition

Lyme has a rich history spanning six centuries. In this new exhibition of rarely seen paintings and sketches, explore how the Legh family tamed the wild medieval hunting ground into a designed landscape of follies and views.


Summer Strolls

This is a wonderful time of year to explore and immerse yourself in nature. Look out for beautiful blooms, listen to the chorus of bird song and keep your eyes peeled for pops of summer colour.  

Summer view of the Cage and the South front of the house at Lyme, Cheshire

From Knightslow Wood to the house and the Cage

Often a favourite for visitors, this beautiful view of the house and the Cage beyond is framed by the woodland of Knightslow and the hills of Saddleworth and West Yorkshire beyond.

What's on for families this Summer?

There's plenty to do at Lyme this summer. Start on your 50 Things journey around the parkland, discover Lyme's landscape in the house, express yourself in the creative play space or join free family workshops.