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12 February 2013

Rather English - Walk in Lyme Park

Found on the edge of the Peak District, just inside Cheshire and not far to the south west of Greater Manchester, Lyme Park is a 1,300 acre country estate which has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1946. Though the house and gardens are only open to the public at weekends this time of year, the huge deer park offers some good walks, and a coffee shop is available in case of showers.

The park was first enclosed in the 14th century and is home to a distinctive hunting lodge, called The Cage, referencing the estate's history as a place for sport hunting. Many may also remember the estate as the fictional Pemberley, home of Mr Darcy, in the BBC's 1990s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

For more, see http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme-park/

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From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

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