Lyme Park, House and Garden
Lyme House is a country house and gardens situated right on the edge of the Peak District. The house was once occupied by the Legh family who managed its extensive grounds for both decoration and to host numerous sporting events and tournaments. The house is now however in the hands of the National Trust who manage both the house and the estate. The National Trust has opened up Lyme Park to visitors from the general public as well as letting out the house for both films and historical re-enactments.
Walking around the house and grounds provides a fascinating insight into the past, with the house boasting lavish Edwardian interiors. The estate is still home to a hoard of deer which were bred in previous years for hunting. The 1300 acre grounds are also popular with walkers and include the Edwardian Rose garden which is one of the most famous landmarks within the estate.
Lyme Park is also suitable for families with young children and is not an attraction which is exclusively for adults. Attractions at Lyme Park suitable for the whole family include the Crow Wood Playscape, which consists of a number of slides, rope walks and a badgers den. There is also a family friendly café close to the play park called the Timber Yard coffee shop. A range of locally sourced cakes and snacks are available in the coffee shop, with food being served between 10.30am and 5.00pm every day during the summer season.