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

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© National Trust Images - Lyme Gardens
  • © 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. 

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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 2021 - 1 Nov 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Estate - Mar/Oct (30 Mar 2021 - 25 Oct 2021)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 20:00
House - July/Aug (1 July 2021 - 31 Aug 2021)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
House - Sept/Nov (1 Sept 2021 - 1 Nov 2021)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Estate - Oct/Dec (26 Oct 2021 - 21 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Garden - Nov/Dec (2 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
House - Nov/Dec (20 Nov 2021 - 21 Dec 2021)
Monday11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
Estate - Dec/Jan (23 Dec 2021 - 5 Jan 2022)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Garden - Jan/Feb (1 Jan 2022 - 14 Feb 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 15:00
Estate - Jan/Mar (6 Jan 2022 - 29 Mar 2022)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00
House - Feb/Mar (15 Feb 2022 - 30 Mar 2022)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
House - March/May (31 Mar 2022 - 31 May 2022)
Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - 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:

    • Ian M
      Guildford, United Kingdom
      Curtailed visit (due to rain)
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      It was a rainy day, so our visit was restricted to the house and cafe. There are extensive grounds to explore when you have more time or better weather - a look at the photos posted by other... Read full review
    • LesleyScarborough
      Scarborough, United Kingdom
      Lovely Place, Poor Catering
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      We visited on what may prove to be the hottest day of 2021 (22 July). On arrival we went to the Timber Yard Cafe for coffee and a bacon roll. We wanted to sit outside for covid safety reasons, but... Read full review
    • Jen_Andy_Lawson
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely gardens but disappointing for the kids.
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th July 2021
      The way of accessing the park seems really disorganised and slow - we were in a queue for 30 mins after pulling off the main road just to show our members cards. Feel sorry for local residents as it... 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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