Important notice -

In line with government guidance, the Parkland only at Lyme is open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance. Due to the heavy rain and flooding the Gardens are currently closed.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

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Please book ahead before visiting

The car park, parkland and garden at Lyme are open. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lyme (18 Jan - 24 Jan)

Wed 20 Jan 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Lyme.

Things to see and do

Blue skies and frost underfoot on the path to the Cage at Lyme, Cheshire

Experience a winter wonderland at Lyme

Don't let the short days and colder weather deter you - a crisp winter's day can be one the best ways to explore Lyme.



A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup

Grab a bite to eat

You'll find a Refreshment Kiosk in the car park and the Timber Yard Cafe is also open from 10am–4pm serving a limited range of hot and cold drinks, food and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including limited indoor seating areas, screens at our tills and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.



The House and Collection


Our work

Two nurses hold children in the war nursery at Lyme, Cheshire

Home Front - life at Lyme during the Second World War

Despite being such a recent part of our history, very little is known about Lyme during the Second World War. Can you help us fill in the gaps and paint a picture of what life was like here during the war?

Conservation in action


Art and collections

Our collections

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