Thursday, 14 April 2011
"On the edge of the Peak District, nestling within sweeping moorland, Lyme Park is a magnificent estate. Its wild remoteness and powerful beauty contrast with one of the most famous country-house images in England – the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Discover a colourful family history – from rescuing the Black Prince, sailing into exile with the Duke of Windsor, to the writing of the hit series Upstairs Downstairs. Enjoy hearing visitors play the piano as you discover impressive tapestries, clocks and beautifully furnished rooms, or escape to the park and feel miles from anywhere. "
I recently visited Lyme Park and in all honestly it is one of the loveliest Parks I have been to in some time - the breathtaking views and surreal calmness was a pleasure to part of and it was easy to fall in love with the vast openness.
My pictures highlight the 'Cage' a place that women used to watch over their men while hunting, stunning views from the 'Lanton' and finally the 'Manor House' surrounded in its own gardens.
On the next sunny day - take a visit, eat ice-cream and bake in England's finest sun!