Lyme Hall, Pride and Prejudice house in Peak District. Home of the Legh Family.
Lyme Hall, a fine Italianate house in Disley, Cheshire, on the edge of the Peak District. Used by the BBC in their adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' - this is where Mr D'Arcy lived. Set in a large park with gardens.
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Lyme Hall is set in impressive gardens and there is a guide leaflet available to help you make the most of this part of the visit. The Dutch Garden as you see it now was laid out in 1860 as an Italian garden with a variety of schemes using summer bedding plants. Four statues represent the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water in the form of cherubs. It is probably called the Dutch Garden after its earlier form when it had a cascade modeled upon that at Chatsworth and a canal pond with fountain.
A walk to the far side of the South Lake reveals a memorable view of the hall itself reflected in the waters. The view was made famous by the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice in 1995. The lake originally provided the source for the cascade which existed from 1703 to about 1818. At a later stage the lake had a more mundane purpose when the pumphouse was built in 1902 to pump water from the lake to the house in the event of fire.
The park contains a childrens' play area and a mountain bike area.
Lyme Hall and Park Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
How to get there
Lyme Park lies just off the A6 road between Buxton and Manchester, near the village of Disley. Car park: £7.00 for a car - refunded if you purchase an adult house/gardens ticket.
By Bus: all these buses go past the park entrance: bus 60 from Macclesfield, bus 199 Buxton->Manchester Airport.
By Train: Disley station (on the Buxton-Manchester line), is 0.5 ml from park entrance. On days when the house is open there is a NT courtesy bus.
When is it open?
Lyme Hall is open Friday-Tuesday from 11.00am and 5.00pm between February 16th and November 1st. The garden is open 11.00am - 5.00pm every day between the same dates.
The Park is open all year - between 8.00am to 6.00pm in winter and until 8.00pm in summer.
What does it cost?
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
House & Garden - Adult £11.00(£9.90)/ Child £5.50(£5.00)/ Family £25.00(£22.50).
Garden Only - Adult £7.00(£6.30) / Child £3.50(£3.15) / Family £17.50(£15.75)
Park Entry - £7 per car.
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening
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