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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
Published June 7th 2012
Whether your passion is for historical houses or just Mr Darcy in a wet shirt, it's hard to pass up the opportunity to visit Lyme Park in Cheshire, a mere few hours from London.

Lyme Park
Lyme Park


With its sweeping gardens, roaming deer and manor of mass proportions, it is easy to get lost in the splendour of the place (or in a Pride and Prejudice style fantasy involving a rich, brooding man and ravishment by the lake).

Lyme Park
Where Elizabeth catches Darcy in his wet attire.


Built in the 16th Century, the house is the largest in Cheshire, encompassing around 130 feet by 190 feet and a history rich in intrigue.

Lyme Park
Part of the formal gardens of Lyme Park.


The formal gardens of six hectares are set in a deer park of over five hundred hectares, grazed by descendants of the original red deer that inhabited the land when the park was first enclosed in the 14th Century.

Lyme Park Deer
Deer at Lyme Park.


Now owned and managed by the National Trust, Lyme Park is open to the public for a small fee for extensive periods throughout the year.
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Why? Cavort like you're Elizabeth Bennet.
When: Varies - see National Trust website
Where: Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire East SK12, United Kingdom
Cost: House and Garden: Adult - 9.50, Child - 4.75
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