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Lyme Park, Disley

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Lyme Park encloses more than 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of English countryside, flower gardens, and a lavish mansion hall. The home's architecture features both Elizabethan and Baroque elements and was part of the Legh estate for over 600 years. The park and structures are open to visitors as part of the National Trust. As you explore the grounds on foot or by bicycle, try to spot medieval breeds of red and fallow deer. The Crow Wood playground is a hit with children, while adults often enjoy seeing the locations where "Pride and Prejudice" was filmed. Don’t forget to take home some local venison or one of the many varieties of cakes. Plan to visit Lyme Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Disley attractions using our Disley vacation route planner.
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  • For those that remember the 1990’s BBC series of Pride and Prejudice, Lyme House was where they filmed that famous scene of a very wet Colin Firth. The National Trust allows dogs in the parklands and ...  more »
  • We had another great time in Lynne park. Great fun trying out the different costumes. We also played games on the terrace which we all enjoyed and read books in the library which made everything that ...  more »
  • We spent most of our day here and loved every minute! You have to pay for parking and entry (members get in and park free) but its stunning. The gardens are extensive and deer are easily found wanderi...  more »
  • Lovely parkland which is free to access on foot. It's quite a long walk from the entry to the estate to the main house, but as we found out later there is a shuttle bus available. On this visit we only visited the free areas - the Timber Yard tea room was pleasant - so didn't go into the house itself on this occasion. However, it was nice to be able to go into an interior courtyard and get a flavour of the place. We will go back again and, now that we've become National Trust members, will explore the site further.
  • You need 2 days at least to do yourself justice with this stunning place. The house is fully up to P&P expectations and the grounds are just as good. There are formal and rose gardens and 1400 acres of fabulous park land to roam through and explore. You can dress in period costumes in the house, all free. A great place, especially for the Pride and Prejudice fans.
  • Very well done excellence in abundance and has some very surprising features. The disabled parking could be better organised and was not apparent on entry what to do! This should be improved! Lighting was well down but manageable though at times not good if your sight impaired could not locate any disabled lifts thought not surprised and the shop was disappointing by size and scope of products limited. Gardens well worth the money! But it was crowded and noisy with so many people. Don't go if you using a manual wheelchair as you'll be exhausted by the end of a short walk! The grounds are built on a hill and it's quite steep in places. I could not see any electric wheelchairs on offer anywhere! Although there was a bus up to the house from the main car park for mobility restricted people. Once at the house I was confused as to where to start as no signage indicating start here! The toilets and tea room were through a narrow dark corridor which I found a bit difficult! A very pleasant day out but had difficulties which could be thought through better!
  • Lyme park is a glorious property. You are welcomed by a fabulous entrance to a grand estate. The whole property, its formal gardens, orangery and deer park offer hours of fun, entertainment and learning. The volunteers are present in each of the rooms and like you expect with a National Trust property you learn lots about the history of the property and it's previous owners. In my opinion, this is one of the best properties as there are so many rooms open and so much to learn about its history. I recommend a visit to this amazing property.
  • A National Trust Treasure Steeped in history, Lyme Hall is well worth a visit. We visit regularly as we live a few miles away. The hall is wonderful to walk around and imagine yourself as an occupant a few hundred years ago ...and the landscaped gardens are lovely with views to the hall and reflections in the lake to take in. The hall in situated within the country park which stretches in many directions with many options for walks, my favourite being the walk to The Cage (the hunting lodge on the hill). We always end our visits in the cafe by the lake opposite the carpark - lovely homemade cakes and coffee/tea. 😊

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