Lyme Park, House and Garden - National Trust

Lyme Park, House and Garden - National Trust
SK12 2NX




01663 762023


01663 761406


01663 765035

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Great estate with lavishly decorated house and fine gardens. Originally a Tudor house, Lyme was transformed by the Venetian architect Leoni into an Italianate palace. Some of the Elizabethan interiors survive and contrast dramatically with later rooms. The state rooms are adorned with Mortlake tapestries, Grinling Gibbons woodcarvings and an important collection of English clocks.
The 6.8ha (17-acre) Victorian garden boasts impressive bedding schemes, a sunken parterre, an Edwardian rose garden, Jekyll-style herbaceous borders, reflection lake, a ravine garden and Wyatt conservatory. The garden is surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 566ha (1400 acres) of moorland, woodland and parkland, containing an early 18th-century hunting tower (The Cage).
Lyme appeared as ‘Pemberley’ in the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

April to October:
House; Fri-Tues 13:00-17:00 (Bank holiday Mon 11:00-17:00)
The Cage; open on 2nd and 4th weekends of the month 13:00-16:00
Paddock Cottage; open on 1st and 3rd weekends of the month 13:00-16:00
Gardens; daily 11:00-17:00
Park; daily 08:00-20:30 (October to April open daily 08:00-18:00)

April to October:
The House is closed Wed and Thurs
October to April:
The House is closed
17 Dec to April:
Garden is closed (open Sat and Sun 04 Nov-17 Dec 12:00-15:00)

Admission charges

House and Garden: £6.50 for adults, £3.30 for children
Family House and Garden: £17
House only: £5 for adults, £2.50 for children
Garden only: £3.50 for adults, £2 for children
Park entrance: £4.50
National Trust members and children under 5 go free

Guided Taster Tour (Fri-Tues 12:00) £3 for adults, £1 for children
Guided House Tours (Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues, throughout the afternoon) £2 for adults, £1 for children


  • Historic Scotland
  • National Trust

Collection details

Architecture, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • Lyme appeared as ‘Pemberley’ in the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice
  • Mortlake tapestries
  • Grinling Gibbons woodcarvings
  • important collection of English clocks
  • Venetian architect Leoni
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The Greek Legacy

Groups look for the Greek legacy at Lyme Park and explore the Greek influence in the architecture and artefacts that remain.

How to obtain

Call 01663 762023 or email for more information.