Lyme (NT)

National Trust, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NX

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© National Trust Images - Lyme Gardens
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  • The stunning historic house at Lyme
  • Tulips in bloom at Lyme

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Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once a great sporting estate and home of the Legh family for over 500 years.

The house is renowned for its elegant interiors and beautiful gardens, against a backdrop of sweeping moorland with extensive views across Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. In 2020, it hosts an exhibition uncovering the history of the Lyme Missal, the most important printed book in the National Trust’s collection.

The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer is a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife spotters, and hosts regular guided walks and running events. For a more tranquil stroll, explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or orangery next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

There's plenty of room for little ones to let off steam, whilst the Timber Yard Cafe offers hot and cold snacks, soups, and a range of cakes.

Visit the Ale Cellar for a selection of hot meals made with local produce or book into the Salting Room for a luxury afternoon tea. 

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of Lyme.

Park: Dogs are welcome in all areas of the park. To protect the wildlife that calls Lyme home, we ask that dogs are kept on leads in areas of the park.

We recognise how important it is for dogs to be able to get exercise off the lead, so we offer a secure off-lead dog-walking area in Knightslow Wood all year round as well as a route through Pursefield Wood. To find out more, keep an eye out for signs in the park and use the maps below to plan your visit.

Garden: Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden every day.

Eat: Visitors with dogs are welcome to sit in the Muddy Paws Engine House in the Timber Yard, which follows the same opening hours as the Timber Yard Café. Unfortunately, due to the size and layout of the Timber Yard Café, dogs are not permitted inside. If you’re visiting alone please use the doggy doorbell and one of our team members will pop out to take and bring your order to you.

Shop: Pop into our Timber Yard Shop with your four-legged friend to check out our range of dog treats and accessories.

Crow Wood Playscape: Dogs on a short lead are welcome in to the play area. Help us ensure this is a clean, safe space for children to play by being extra vigilant to prevent dog fouling and not taking dogs near the tunnels or onto the play equipment.

Only assistance dogs are welcome inside the house, café and shops.

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Opening Times

Please check the National Trust website for the most up to date opening times and prices. (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

Special Offers

  • National Trust Membership

    As a National Trust member you can enjoy:

    -Free entry to over 500 places in our care

    -Free parking at most National Trust car parks

    -National Trust Handbook, full of information about our places

    -National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news

    -Access to our online Members' Area, full of first look previews and behind-the-scenes features

    Plus, pay for a joint, family, individual or young person membership by annual Direct Debit online and receive a £15 National Trust gift card to spend in our shops and cafés.

    Joint membership - Two adults (aged 18+) living at the same address - £127.20 a year

    Family membership - Two adults (aged 18+) living at the same address and their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free - £133.80 a year


    One adult (aged 18+) and their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free - £83.40 a year

    Payment by monthly Direct Debit will be unavailable for a short period of time due to essential upgrades to our IT systems. You can still pay by annual Direct Debit or by debit or credit card.



    Individual Membership - Adult membership - 26+ years - £76.80 a year

    Young person - 18-25 years - £38.40 a year

    Junior - 0-17 years. Under 5s go free - £10 a year*

    * Junior membership includes free entry and junior welcome pack. Car parking, Handbook and National Trust Magazines are not included.

    Lifetime membership - Individual life membership - Includes free admission for one accompanying guest - £1,845 Standard, £1,380Senior

    Joint life membership - For two people living at the same address - £2,305 Standard, £1,730 Senior

    Family life membership - Two adults and all their children or grandchildren up to the age of 18. Adults must be living at the same address. Under 5s go free.£2,415 Standard

    See gift card terms and conditions.


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Road Directions

1/2 mile from Disley station. Hourly trains from Buxton, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.Bus 199 stops at entrance. Hourly service from Manchester Airport, Stockport and Buxton. Free Bus service from Hazel Grove Park & Ride every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Public Transport Directions

1/2 mile from Disley station. Hourly trains from Buxton, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.Bus 199 stops at entrance. Hourly service from Manchester Airport, Stockport and Buxton.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • xusto
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Overpriced, not worth entrance price asked for.
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th December 2022
      Expensive for what you see. Charged 40.00 entrance to see max 5 rooms in house. Each room was very dark with blind down to protect the belongings inside the house. Also, not very festive... Read full review
    • 798annemarieg
      Trip Type:
      Really wish we had more time!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th December 2022
      Re-visited lovely Lyme Park on a mini break to Cheshire.We are both members so no fee to pay.Started with the house and met Aileen whose knowledge was impressive.The Caxton bible held at the house... Read full review
    • robnh61
      Stockport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great dog walking at this time of year
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 9th December 2022
      Walking the dog in autumn and winter is so much more fun here as a lot more of the vast park is open for off lead walking and not just lantern wood as is the case during the warmer months. We had a... Read full review



    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - hearing loop
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted - All assistance dogs welcome
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction
    • Pet Friendly - in some areas


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Hot and cold drinks, hot food, snacks, cakes, ice cream kiosk.

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge) - National Trust Members park free of charge. Please ensure you have your membership card with you.

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Pre-booked groups only. Please call the Estate Office to book a group visit 01663 762023
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size
    • Solo accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted - Dogs permitted in park, but on-leads in certain areas. Assistance dogs only in the garden and house.
    • Toilets

    Provider Features

    • In countryside
    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted - Please call to discuss educational group visits 01663 762023

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01663 762023

    Tel: 01663 762023

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