Opening times for 10 December 2023
Asset Opening time House 11:00 - 15:00 Garden 10:30 - 15:00 Park 08:30 - 17:00 Car Park 08:30 - 17:00 Crow Wood Playscape 09:30 - 16:30 Timber Yard Café 10:00 - 16:00 Refreshment Kiosk 10:00 - 16:00 Hall Shop 11:00 - 16:00 Timber Yard Shop 11:00 - 16:00 House Tearoom 11:00 - 16:00 Pre-loved bookshop 10:30 - 16:30MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Park & Gardens
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £6.60 £6.00 Child £3.30 £3.00 Family £16.50 £15.00 Family 1 Adult £9.90 £9.00 Group Adult £5.40 Group Child £2.70
House, Park, & Gardens
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £14.30 £13.00 Child £7.15 £6.50 Family £35.80 £32.50 Family 1 Adult £21.50 £19.50
Browse in the pre-loved bookshop at Lyme and you may just find that special book you've been searching for at the House
Assitance dogs are welcome in all areas of Lyme. Dogs are welcome in the Lyme's estate and formal gardens every day.
Accessible parking available. Level-access toilets and accessible toilet in the Timber Yard. Step-free pathway leads up to the north front of the house from the car park. Wheelchairs and shuttle buggy/minibus available.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to shop
Powered mobility vehicle available
Large print (guide or menu)
Level access to food outlet
Lyme can be accessed from the A6 in Disley. Please respect our local community by only parking at Lyme. If you can, please consider visiting Lyme by public transport.
Parking: Please park in the marked bays only, limited parking is availiable for large vehicles. The house and gardens are a 0.2 mile / 5 minute walk from the car park up a steep incline. Alternative accessible parking is availiable near the orangery.
Sat Nav: To reach Lyme's car park, use the postcode, SK12 2NR.
The main entrance is to Lyme is via the A6. The house and garden are 1 mile / 30 minute stroll from the entrance. A free shuttle bus runs most days from 10.30am - 4pm from the admissions hut at the entrance to the house and gardens. Please note this service is volunteer led and subject to availability on the day. To confirm whether the shuttle bus is running on the day please call Lyme on 01663 762023. Lyme is at the northern end of the Gritstone Trail and there are walking routes from the Macclesfield Canal. Please visit the gritstone trail website here or download the map
The closest train station is Disley (0.5 mile / about a 20 minute walk) to the entrance and a further 1 mile / 30 minute stroll to the house and gardens. Please check the National Rail website for up to date train times. Click here to find train times There is a map and waymarked route from Disley Station to Lyme. A free shuttle bus runs most days from 10.30am - 4pm from the admissions hut at the entrance to the house and gardens. Please note this service is volunteer led and subject to availability on the day. To confirm whether the shuttle bus is running on the day please call Lyme on 01663 762023. As a thank you for arriving car-free, enjoy 10% off in our cafés when you show a bus or train ticket with the day’s date on it, or a bike helmet. Find out more about exploring car-free
Travel to Lyme by bus for just £2 each way. Catch the 199 skyline to Burton Road West which is 0.1 miles / 5 minute walk from the entrance and a further 1 mile / 30 minute stroll to the house and gardens. A free shuttle bus runs most days from 10.30am - 4pm from the admissions hut at the entrance to the house and gardens. Please note this service is volunteer led and subject to availability on the day. To confirm whether the shuttle bus is running on the day please call Lyme on 01663 762023. Click here to find bus timetables The service runs twice an hour from Manchester Airport, Stockport, Heavily, Stepping Hill, Hazel Grove, Newtown, New Mills, Furnace Vale, Chapel en le Frith, Whaley Bridge and Buxton. As a thank you for arriving car-free, enjoy 10% off in our cafés when you show a bus or train ticket with the day’s date on it, or a bike helmet. Find out more about exploring car-free
National Route 55 passes close to Lyme on the Middlewood Way. Once on site, cycling is permitted on main roads around the estate. There is cycle parking in the main car park. As a thank you for arriving car-free, enjoy 10% off in our cafés when you show a bus or train ticket with the day’s date on it, or a bike helmet. Find out more about exploring car-free Plan your cycle route here.
Travel the green way and help us to look after this special place. As a thank you for arriving car-free, enjoy 10% off in our cafés when you show a bus or train ticket with the day’s date on it, or a bike helmet. Find out more about exploring car-free
With 1,400 acres of rugged moorland, ancient woodlands and formal gardens to explore, Lyme is a great day out for you and your pooch. Find out where your dog can go and the facilities available. Lyme is a two pawprint rated place.
Whether you're a local community club, planning a school trip, or just a break with a friends, visit Lyme with your group and enjoy a discounted rate to explore at your leisure. Discover what's on offer and how to book your visit here.
If you find walking difficult you can still enjoy Lyme, thanks to the Tramper, all-terrain mobility scooter that's available to hire. Available from the Ticket Office at the house, those with reduced mobility can explore the garden along designated Tramper routes while taking in glorious views of surrounding Manchester and Cheshire.
Take a look at the map of Lyme to help plan your visit.
Step back in time to a house with six centuries of history. Explore beautiful features and the fascinating collection.
The 1,400-acre grounds encompass formal gardens, ancient woodland and rugged moors, with various fascinating follies to explore.
Wander through Lyme's glorious gardens and enjoy the contrast between cascading water and still reflections.
Crow Wood Play area
Let off some steam and have fun with your family in Crow Wood. The perfect place for smaller adventurers to run, skip and slide.
Get into the festive spirit with a visit to Lyme this Christmas. Step into the house where Christmas has been interrupted by an animal takeover, go on a winter walk through the estate and enjoy a hot drink from the café while listening to some Christmas carols in the Timber Yard.
In 600 years, Lyme has acquired all kinds of unusual objects and strange secrets. Dressed for the festive season, the house is open daily in December until Christmas eve. Here's what to look out for.
Explore all the different areas of the garden at Lyme. From the herbaceous border to golden Japanese maple trees, there's lots of autumn colour to find at the second highest garden in the National Trust.
There's over 1,400 acres of historic parkland to explore at Lyme in autumn. Discover thriving wildlife during your walk into nature, and seek out the follies for some of the best views over Cheshire.
Beautiful woodland and wonderful views await you on this self-led walk to Lantern Wood. On a clear day look out for Kinder Scout, the hills of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, Holme Moss and Winter Hill.
Take in impressive views of Cheshire and Greater Manchester on this pleasant walk to Paddock Cottage, in a tranquil area of Lyme Park estate.
Feeling peckish during your visit to Lyme? There's a choice of eateries, each serving a wide range of snacks and drinks. After you've refuelled, head to the shops to browse for a special gift or souvenir.
Step into an imagined house where Christmas has been interrupted by an animal takeover. Seeking refuge from extreme rain, the house becomes home to a menagerie of magnificent and unusual beasts.
We are trialling a dog free hour in the garden at Lyme on Saturday mornings between 9.30-10.30am. Following visitor feedback, the garden will open an hour early on Saturdays for visitors who don’t want to share their visit with dogs. Our dog...
The house at Lyme has many secrets from throughout the centuries. As part of this 45 minute tour around the house, see what lies behind hidden cupboards, doors and cabinets, in this exclusive tour with Lyme's experts.
Welcome to Lyme. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.
The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.
For a more tranquil walk explore the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Head in to the house to step back in time to the Regency era - a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme.
The Timber Yard Cafe offers delicious hot and cold snacks, and range of cakes whilst the Refreshment Kiosk in the car park offers grab and go drinks and ice creams.
You can view online some of the items that Lyme has in its collection. The site catalogues approximately three-quarters of a million National Trust objects with more being added daily.
Find out more about the fascinating Lyme Missal, deemed the most important printed book in the National Trust's care.
Find out more about the restoration of the Flemish Cadmus tapestry at Lyme, a set of three which tell the myth of the founding of Thebes.
From ongoing conservation work to restoration work brought about by flooding and fires, the work of rangers and volunteers is a round-the-clock job.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve submitted a planning application to restore the historic setting of the house, improve Lyme's resilience to climate change, and upgrade our facilities.
Many hands make Lyme work – find out about the volunteer and work experience opportunities at Lyme, from rangers to conservationists, retail to building maintenance.