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

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Tel: 01663 762023

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  • © National Trust Images - Lyme Gardens
  • © National Trust Images - Lyme in Autumn
  • 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'.

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. 


- Pre-booking on the National Trust Website is essential.

- You must arrive within 10 minutes of your allocated time slot.

- You must be able to show your ticket - either printed or on a mobile. 

- Campervans are not allowed for overnight stays.

- Caravans and coaches are not permitted at all. 

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 - 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 - 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
Garden - Jan/Feb (1 Jan 2021 - 14 Feb 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 15:00
Estate - Jan/Mar (6 Jan 2021 - 29 Mar 2021)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00
House - Feb/Mar (15 Feb 2021 - 30 Mar 2021)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
House - March/May (31 Mar 2021 - 31 May 2021)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
House - July/Aug (1 July 2021 - 31 Aug 2021)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Everything closed Chrismas Day.


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:

  • blossomEngland
    Trip Type:
    Afternoon out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th September 2020
    Bkd a visit to use my NationalTrust card. Weather was mixed but went for it. Lovely friendly man on entrance at 2pm gave us lots of information. Had a nice walk in the gardens and visited the hall... Read full review
  • Michael N
    Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
    First visit after lock down
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th September 2020
    Managed to secure a late booking for a car park space after realising the hall had reopened. At 12:00 there was still lots of space in the car park so possibly a number that have booked have not... Read full review
  • supermac2017
    Rotherham, United Kingdom
    Another glorious day at Lyme
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th September 2020
    We decided to pay a return visit to Lyme, given that we didn't fit everything in last time and that the house has now reopened and this time we were blessed with better weather. On of the joys of... 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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