Lyme Park, National Trust
near Stockport, Cheshire
Average time spent – 4+ hours.
Things to do at Lyme Park National Trust review
Lyme Park, near Stockport in Cheshire, is the perfect place for families to go and spend a day out. You’ve got the glorious house, which is surrounded by gardens, moorland and a deer park. You can easily spend all day here. So bring a picnic, wear those walking boots and be prepared for a great day out.
As with most historic houses you have a lovely long drive up from the main road, and there is ample parking here as well. However, be warned, the walk from the car park to the house has a very steep climb – so if you have a pushchair, be prepared to use those muscles.
The house itself is stunning, the interior is just breathtaking, and you’ve got six centuries of history to look at whilst you explore this home. You cannot bring large backpacks or pushchairs inside though, however, there are lockers that you can use to store them.
Once you have enjoyed the house, you’ve got the beautiful gardens to explore, which is set against a backdrop of sweeping moorland with extensive views. If you fancy a more tranquil stroll, you can explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or orangery which is next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
You’ve got a 1,400 acre estate to explore to your heart’s content, with its medieval herd of red deer, so you can easily spend all day walking about. Of course, if you have young ones with you, they might not want to go so far.
Luckily, children can also let off some steam in the Crow Wood Playscape with its giant badger den and rope walks. If you or your children feel tired after a full day of exploring then you can just head on over to the nearby Timber Yard Café for a moment!
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Important Information Lyme Park
Eating – There is the Timber Yard Café which offers hot and cold snacks, soups and a range of cakes. You’ve also got the Refreshment Kiosk near the car park as well.
Facilities in brief – Outdoors – Gardens (Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or orangery), Moorland, Deer Park and Crow Wood Playscape. Indoors – Mansion. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE for National Trust Members or Mid-Range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. Price will also differ if you are just visiting the Garden and Park, or if you are visiting the House, Garden and Park (so please double check online). *FREE for National Trust Members or Mid-Range. Currently an adult ticket is £8.00, children 4-14 years £4.00. Family tickets are available.
Opening: Lyme Park is open for most of the year but the house is closed mid-week over the autumn/winter. For up to date opening times please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are permitted in most outdoor areas.
Address: Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR, Cheshire, England. Phone: 01663 762023
This is a guest post with thanks to Isobel from Castles and Turrets.
Category – Historic property with gardens – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages
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