Historic Lyme Park transports you back in time to the Edwardian era. With the opulent interiors of Lyme House, 1,400 acres of spectacular scenery, and traditional herds of red and yellow fallow deer, Lyme Park is an enjoyable and educational destination for all ages. On the edge of the Peak District, this estate offers quintessential English countryside charm, just a short journey from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Manchester. Lyme Park is managed by the National Trust, and the mansion house is a designated Grade I listed building. Inside, you can see lavish tapestries, a clock collection, and superb carvings, among other treasures. You can even find three ancient Greek tombstones in the library.
Explore the great outdoors on one of numerous walks around the majestic estate, which is wonderful to look at in all weather. Once home to the distinguished Legh family, the lavish furnishings and decorations of Lyme House complement the elegance of the well-maintained grounds, where Pride and Prejudice fans will enjoy the recognizable view of the impressive lake. The Dutch Garden is particularly interesting, with its four statues representing Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The Rose Garden is beautiful, too.
Perfect for the whole family
Lyme Park offers plenty for children, with giant slides, rope courses, and climbing areas in the Crow Wood Playscape. Those who really like to be in the center of the action can dress up to take part in an original Edwardian play. If you'd rather relax, the Lyme Park coffee shop or restaurant is the ideal setting for sampling local produce.