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

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 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'.

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

Guide Prices

Garden only:
Adult £9.50
Child £4.75
Family £23.25
Group (Minimum group size 15) £8.00

House and Garden:
Adult £14.50
Child £7.25
Family £36.25
Ault Group (minimum group size 15) £12.25

House only:
Adult £10.50
Child £5.25
Family £26.25

NT Members: Free

Opening Times

Garden - Jan/Feb (1 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 15:00
Estate - Jan/Mar (6 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2020)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00
House - Feb/Mar (15 Feb 2020 - 30 Mar 2020)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Garden - Feb/Nov (15 Feb 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Estate - Mar/Oct (30 Mar 2020 - 25 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 20:00
House - March/May (31 Mar 2020 - 31 May 2020)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
House - July/Aug (1 July 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
House - Sept/Nov (1 Sept 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Estate - Oct/Dec (26 Oct 2020 - 21 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Garden - Nov/Dec (2 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
House - Nov/Dec (20 Nov 2020 - 21 Dec 2020)
Monday11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
Estate - Dec/Jan (23 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00

* Everything closed Chrismas Day.

Special Offers

  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - 21st & 22nd March - 11am - 3pm

    Celebrate Mother's Day at Lyme with afternoon tea including a glass of bubbly, sandwiches, soup, a selection of sweet treats.

    £24.95 per person.

    Book here.

    More offers like this - Mother's Day Offers


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.




  • 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


  • 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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Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Friday, 3rd April 2020

Monday, 6th April 2020 - Monday, 31st August 2020

The Lost Words
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Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

Night Run - Experience Lyme in a new light
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Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Bugs and Beasties
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Monday, 17th February 2020 - Friday, 21st February 2020

Get Active Outdoors
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Monday, 2nd March 2020 - Monday, 2nd March 2020

Image Credit National Trust Images/Chris LaceySpecialist Tours: Behind Closed Doors
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Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 - Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

National Trust Images/Chris LaceySpecialist Tours: Lyme's Clock Collection
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Friday, 6th March 2020 - Friday, 6th March 2020

Specialist Tours: The Legh Family through Paintings
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Saturday, 21st March 2020 - Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Image Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de SerraMother's Day Afternoon Tea
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Saturday, 4th April 2020 - Sunday, 19th April 2020

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lyme
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Saturday, 2nd May 2020 - Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Image Credit: National Trust Images/Kirsty GibbonsDawn Chorus Walks
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