Today we visit the National Trust Property, Lyme Park, set in 1700 acres of woodland with moors and a deer park. Lyme Park is located seven miles south of the centre of Stockport, in Disley off the A6 road. The weather is dry, but dull and overcast. Dogs are permitted into the park, but not into the House or Gardens.
|Lyme Park's most famous feature is the grand stately home Lyme Hall and it's gardens. Centre photo, a car rally. on the right the Dutch Garden, laid out in 1860 as an Italian Garden.|
|Lyme Hall is famous as the setting for exterior scenes of 'Pemberley' in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle, and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. More recently it has also been used in the filming of the Granada production The Forsyte Saga.|
|Above photos show the formal Edwardian Rose Garden. The hall itself dates back originally to Tudor times, it is worth a look around the hall as you see fine tapestries, paintings and clocks, all in the magnificent setting of rooms such as the Dining Room, Entrance Hall, Library and Bedrooms, it is also said to be haunted.|
|All three pictures above were taken in the Orangery, it is thought some of the Camellias in here are up to 175 years old.|
|Left and centre photos are the Orangery again, on the right the Palladian courtyard. Lyme Hall was home to the Legh family for 600 years until 1946 when it became the property of the National Trust, it is one of Cheshire's biggest country houses.|