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


- 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

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
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 - 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
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

* 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:

  • D38lawn
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Walking in the rain.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
    It rained most of the day, but that didn't stop walking around the gardens and parkland. Great place to visit. Read full review
  • simsu66
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    A Full & Tiring Day
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th November 2020
    We recently had a week in the Peak District and spent a whole day at Lyme Park. Looking back it was one the highlights of our holiday. The grounds are huge and we started our visit with a woodland... Read full review
  • JT4743
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    What a great place.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd November 2020
    Beautiful countryside, so well maintained. There are some fantastic walks around the extensive grounds, and further into the countryside. There’s a cafe serving delicious hot food and drinks. Our... 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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