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Visit Lyme car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to reach Lyme car-free.

Disley train station is about 20 minutes walk from the admissions hut. There are regular direct trains from Buxton (30 mins), Manchester (30 mins) and Stockport (20 mins), with connections from Macclesfield, Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool.

Frequent direct buses from Stockport (30 mins) and Buxton (50 mins), stop by the park entrance, about 5 minutes’ walk from the admissions hut.

From the admissions hut, there is a free shuttle bus to the house and café which runs most days. Otherwise, you can enjoy a half-hour stroll through the grounds, following this estate map.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Journey to Lyme via bus, train, or bike, and you can claim a 10% discount on your café order.

Find the cheapest ticket for you from TFGM, Northern Railway or High Peak buses. For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Disley is on the scenic Buxton Line.

National Route 55 from Macclesfield to Marple (a traffic-free route along an old railway line) passes close by. It’s a 1.7 mile cycle from Route 55 to Lyme House, mostly through the estate. There are also a number of cycle routes into LymePlan your route here.

The popular Gritstone Trail from Disley train station to Kidsgrove passes through Lyme estate. There are also many walking routes into and across Lyme Estate from the local area, including along the Middlewood Way and Cheshire Ring Canal Walk near the Macclesfield Canal.

Taxis could be booked ahead with: Lynx0161 480 5000.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains, and here’s some information on access at Lyme.

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About Lyme

A glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once a great sporting estate and home of the Legh family for over 600 years.

The house is renowned for its elegant interiors and beautiful gardens, against a backdrop of sweeping moorland with extensive views across Manchester and the Cheshire Plain. Step inside the house and discover unusual objects and strange secrets as you walk through six centuries of family history, including the Lyme Missal, the most important printed book in the National Trust’s collection. The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer is a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife spotters, and hosts regular guided walks and running events. For a more tranquil stroll, explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or orangery next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Contemporary cafés are open every day serving hot meals, drinks, ice-creams and snacks using seasonal, local produce. Visit the wild play area with tree house, climbing wall, slides, and basket swing. Two shops sell locally made products, home accessories, sweets, plants, toys and gifts.

For any queries about visiting contact Lyme on 01663762023 or lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Lyme, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR. Visit Website