Lyme Park: Popping Round to Mr. Darcy's

Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR, UK
Lyme Park might just be over the border in Cheshire, but I hadn't actually been until last month.

If you've never heard of it before, it's where Colin Firth got drenched in that lake... Lyme Park was actually home to Mr. Darcy in the BBC 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

The National Trust, who run the site, were having an open day when we visited, where members of the public who aren't already National Trust members could go for free!

Sadly, because we got stuck in several traffic jams, and lengthy diversions along the way, we arrived about five minutes after the house and garden shut their doors, so we had to make do with wandering around the park instead. (Admittedly, that last sentence makes it sound as if it's a hardship, doesn't it? The park is really lovely too, honestly!)

Admittedly, it's quite a long way to go for a stroll around a park, but nevertheless, we all really enjoyed it there. We sat by the lake for a few minutes, enjoying watching the birds swooping in and out of the water, while the September sun beat down on us.

It really is delightful up there, and I'm sure we'll definitely be revisiting before long!

Have you ever been to Lyme Park before?

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