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Lyme Park, House and Garden

Type:Historic House

SK12 2NR
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Lyme Park, House and Garden


Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park, House and Garden was once home to the Legh family and was, in its heyday, a great sporting estate. Lyme is now managed by the National Trust and was used as a location for the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth.
This season step back in time to the Edwardian era, Lyme's vibrant Indian summer. Highlights in the house include: the Wardrobe Department, where visitors can dress up and feel like a walk on extra in a period drama; Truelove the butler's suite of rooms, where silver was polished, wine was decanted and newspapers pressed; the cinefilm lovingly created by, and starring, the last generation of the Legh family to be born and raised at Lyme; and the library where visitors can relax and view the 15th century Lyme Missal prayer book, the single most important printed book in the National Trust's collection.

For a tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, manicured lawns, luxurious herbaceous borders and gaze into the reflection lake in the garden.

The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers fantastic walks, runs and stunning views. Free walk leaflets are available including a Pride and Prejudice route which takes in the famous film locations. Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, tree house and rope walks.

Also at Lyme Park:
* Ale Cellar restaurant open Friday to Tuesday 11-5pm. The Ale Cellar is a licensed table service restaurant serving delicious seasonal lunches, morning coffee and afternoon tea.
* East Lodge holiday cottage. Available year round. The lodge nestles on the Eastern boundary of the deer park, commanding panoramic views of Kinder Scout, the historic cage banqueting tower and the Cheshire plain and beyond. The cottage sleeps 4, 1 double, 1 twin. For information and bookings please call 0844 8002070
* Crow Wood Playscape open 7 days same times as the park. Children can let of steam in Crow wood playscape with its exciting rope walks, tree house, giant slide and badger den. There are also lots of fun activities for children to discover as part of the National Trust's "50 things to do before you're 113/4".
* House shop open Friday to Tuesday 11-5pm. The house shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts including jams and preserves, beer and wine, greetings cards, books, home fragrance and luxury picnic blankets. We also have a range of Pride and Prejudice souvenirs.
* Timber Yard shop open 7 days 10.30 - 5pm. The Timber Yard shop has a wide selection of garden accessories and sculptures, seasonal plant sales, children's toys, cold drinks, ice cream and confectionary.

Lyme Park

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park
Welcome to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

Timber Yard Cafe

After all that walking, take the weight off your feet, relax with a hot drink and choose from our range of indulgent cakes. The coffee shop also offers a range of sandwiches & delicious hot snacks

Lyme Park Gardens

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park
Welcome to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

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Guide Prices

Park entry:
Car: £7.00
Minibus £12
Coach £25 (pre booked only)

House and garden entry*:
Adult: £9.90
Child: £5.00
Family: £22.50

National Trust members free


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* We’re re-opening the car park, parkland and gardens at Lyme. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Last entry to house 4pm, Last entry to garden 4.30pm
Park open until 8.30pm
House closed on Wednesday and Thursday


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The only vehicle entrance to Lyme is 1 mile north of Disley off the A6 main road, which is the main route between Manchester and Buxton. If using Sat nav please use SK12 2NR, and ignore any directions other than those to the A6 entrance, the main car park is 200 yds from the house. Disley train station is a 1/2 mile walk from the park entrance, which in turn is a mile from the house (a free minibus service runs from the park entrance to the house and garden on house open days). The regular Stockport - Buxton 199 bus service run by Skyline stops close to the main estate entrance. Access for all: There is accessible parking close to the accessible house and garden entrances. A short guide to accessible facilities at Lyme is available on request at the main entrance to the park or by contacting us by e-mail. Accessible garden and house guides are also available. A free shuttle service runs on house open days, from the main car park to the house and garden, however at present it is not accessible for wheel chair users unless you are able to transfer yourself independently from your wheelchair to a seat on the mini bus. Hand rails and steps are fitted to the mini bus to assist with access. If you would like to know more or need help to plan your visit please call us on 01663 762023.Accessible by Public Transport: Disley station is 1 mile away.

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