Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, England, dates from the late 16th century by sergiovelayosf, via Flickr

Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, England, dates from the late 16th century by sergiovelayosf, via Flickr

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National Trust Houses: Lyme Park, a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. Once a hunting lodge, Lyme Park was transformed into a house that hosted royalty, famous parties and became a much loved family home. Today Lyme Park houses a large collection, including treasured Mortlake tapestries and the finest National Trust clock collection. You may recognise this estate from Jane Austen films, with Mr Darcy emerging from this very lake in film adaptation Pride and…

National Trust Houses: Lyme Park, a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. Once a hunting lodge, Lyme Park was transformed into a house that hosted royalty, famous parties and became a much loved family home. Today Lyme Park houses a large collection, including treasured Mortlake tapestries and the finest National Trust clock collection. You may recognise this estate from Jane Austen films, with Mr Darcy emerging from this very lake in film adaptation Pride and…

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The Palladian courtyard at Lyme Park, Cheshire, designed by Italian architect Giacomo Leoni and built 1727-1734, with chequered paving added in the early C20th

The Palladian courtyard at Lyme Park, Cheshire, designed by Italian architect Giacomo Leoni and built 1727-1734, with chequered paving added in the early C20th

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It's fair to say Lyme Park looks magnificent in the snow! Thanks to volunteer Bob for the photo.

It's fair to say Lyme Park looks magnificent in the snow! Thanks to volunteer Bob for the photo.

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Lyme Park,Disley, Cheshire - The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the latter part of the 16th century.

Lyme Park,Disley, Cheshire - The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the latter part of the 16th century.

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The National Trust's Lyme Park, Cheshire, is a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. (c) National Trust Images

The National Trust's Lyme Park, Cheshire, is a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. (c) National Trust Images

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