Lyme

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

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Tel: 01663 762023

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  • The stunning historic house at Lyme
  • Tulips in bloom at Lyme

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About Us

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

In this 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, Lyme turns back the clock to the Regency era, where you can uncover the fascinating story of Thomas Legh, Lyme's very own Regency Indiana Jones. Dress up in Regency costume, and enjoy the sounds of period music and events, including Regency dancing and military re-enactments. Lyme sits on the edge of the Peak District against a backdrop of sweeping moorland and with extensive views across Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. The house is renowned for its elegant interiors and beautiful gardens.

The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

For a more tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timber Yard Coffee Shop offers delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes.

Visit the Ale Cellar for a selection of lunches to chose from including soup, sandwiches, sweet and savoury cream teas. Try a bottle of wine or locally brewed beer with your meal. 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Estate Entry (Car)£7.00
House & Garden£9.90
House & Garden£5.00
House & Garden£22.50
NT MembersFree

Gift aid option also available, see: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme#Prices

Directions

Road Directions

Entrance from the A6 trunk road between Stockport and Buxton.1 mile from DisleySatnav: Please stay on the A6 and follow brown signs - all other entrances are pedestrian access only.

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:

  • Sandra B
    Sydney, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Darcy Days
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    The guides were so helpful and informative however the parking fee which was astronomical puts my review down to a 4 star. Read full review
  • RetiredWazza
    Daylesford, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    SUPERB
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th November 2018
    We toured the Hall and the Gardens and loved it. The information is strong and clear. The Volunteers are wonderfully friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. The family was fascinating and... Read full review
  • ennabraithwaite
    Bedale, United Kingdom
    Great for dogs
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th November 2018
    We visited here expecting it to be the usual “stuffy” National trust day out but it was far from it! It’s a wonderful place for kids and dogs. Our dog was given a doggie treat at the entrance gate... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - hearing loop
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • 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

Opening Times

Lyme Estate and Gardens Opening (11 Feb 2019 - 5 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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