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

* Everything closed Chrismas Day.

Directions

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:

  • LionelT862
    Preston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning Building
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th February 2020
    We have wanted to visit this National Trust property for some time because if its family connections with Bank Hall at Bretherton. We took the opportunity to take in both the 20 minute talk about the... Read full review
  • susand1982
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely place to visit with family
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th February 2020
    I came to this park alot during spring and summer 2019 and I loved it that much that I became a national trust member, I will be using my membership alot once the weather warms up again, there is so... Read full review
  • victoria123466
    Very interesting, well-presented house and gardens.
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th March 2020
    Like every National Trust establishment we have visited, the staff at Lyme Park were so friendly and helpful. We concentrated on the house which is interesting with lots of information about the... 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

Contact Us

Tel: 01663 762023

Tel: 01663 762023

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