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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lyme Park Lyme Hall & Gardens

Lyme Park with its hall and gardens is one of the major attractions near Manchester on the fringes of the Peak District.

Lyme Park Lyme Hall & Gardens, Cheshire

Lyme Park in Disley has grounds of over 1300 acres and was owned by the Legh Family from the late 14th century before being acquired by the National Trust in 1946. The extensive grounds are home to both red and fallow deer and a walk up to the Cage (overlooking the main house) gives the visitor a good chance to see the deer from this elevated spot.

Lyme Hall & Gardens

Lyme Hall is the largest building in Cheshire and a Grade I listed building. The house's heyday was in the Edwardian period and the restored buildings and delightful gardens attempt to remind visitors of those times.

The original house was extended by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni in the 1720s and underwent further work and restorations into the 20th century.

Lyme Hall & Gardens, Lyme Park, Disley

The formal gardens include a Dutch Garden created by William Legh with formal flower beds around a central fountain. There is also an orangery designed by architect Lewis Wyatt in the 1800s, a reflection lake, lawns, rhododendrons and rose gardens. The exterior of Lyme Hall was used during the filming of the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice in 1995.

The main entrance to Lyme Park is ½ mile from Disley Station on the line to Buxton from Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport Station. By car the main entrance is on the A6 and there are buses from both Buxton and Stockport.

Lyme Park near Disley

Lyme Park
SK12 2NR
Tel: 01663 762023

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