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Beautiful daffodils bring a little bit of spring to the garden at Lyme National Trust Images/Garry Lomas PhotographyMust. Get. That. Itch. National Trust Images/Simon PlumbThere are stunning views at every corner National Trust Images/Garry Lomas Photography

Important notice –

We’re re-opening the car park and parkland 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.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

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Facilities and access


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  • We’re sorry but the house, garden, play area, all shops and cafes at Lyme are currently closed. The parkland and car park are open
  • Please go to What’s on to book your visit
  • Unisex toilets (plus one accessible) open in the Timber Yard, these will close for cleaning
  • Dogs welcome in the park. Please keep on close lead in busy areas and near livestock. Please bring dog waste bags.
  • There is no WiFi on site and phone signal is limited.
  • BBQs and open fires created by visitors are not permitted at Lyme


  • Baby-changing facilities located in the Timber Yard area
  • Children’s play area – Crow Wood Playscape is currently closed


  • Accessible parking available.
  • Level access toilets in the Timber Yard
  • New pathway that now leads up to the North Front of the house
  • One accessible toilet open in the Timber Yard, this will close at times for cleaning
  • No minibus or shuttle buggy will be operating
  • Wheelchairs not available to hire

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Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Welcome to Lyme. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

Step back in time to the Regency era – a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. Enjoy lavish interiors, try out the billiards table in the Long Gallery, read a book in the library, or visit our Dressing Room to try on the finest Regency regalia.

The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

For a more tranquil walk explore the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timberyard Cafe offers delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes.

You can view online some of the items that Lyme has in its collection. The site catalogues approximately three-quarters of a million National Trust objects with more being added daily.

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How to get here


Directions via Google Maps

Address Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR By cycle Cycle route information On foot Northern end of Gritstone Trail. The main entrance is via the A6. The House & Garden is one mile from the main gate. A free shuttle bus service is available from The Admissions Hut Monday – Sunday 11am – 4:30pm. Park and ride Free bus service from Hazel Grove Park and Ride to Lyme on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Visit for more information. Please note, this service does not run Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. By train Disley Train Station ½ mile from entrance. Please check the National Rail website for up to date train times: Please copy and paste this link in to your search bar. By road Entrance on the A6 only *At the Admissions Hut we ask that you have your tickets ready* Parking: Car park is located one mile from the admissions hut, please do not park on verges and use the marked bays. SatNav: Please follow the postcode of SK12 2NR By bus The 199 bus service stops on the A6 and runs from Manchester Airport to Buxton. If travelling by bus please check the TFGM website for up to date bus times: Please copy and paste this link in to your search bar.




3 June to 1 Sept

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What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you’re not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we’ll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It’s entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid – an extra 25 per cent – potentially a very significant boost to our places’ funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

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Amount paid by visitor£11.00£10.00
Tax refund from Government*£2.75£0.00
Total received by the National Trust£13.75£10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid – an extra 25 per cent – potentially a very significant boost to our places’ funds.

Please note…

Please note that properties may be operating pay and display in their car parks where car park charges will apply for non-members.

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