Those are just a few superlatives to throw at Lyme Park. There is plenty to see and do at Lyme Park in its 1400 acres. Whether you want to photograph the wildlife (there is a herd of medieval red deer that live on the estate), see where Mr Darcy met Elizabeth Bennet (or rather, a wet Colin Firth met Jennifer Ehle) or explore an extravegant house and garden - this is the place for you.
The sheer scale of the estate means you can easily find your own place to 'be' and the entry price is worth it. There are sheep and cattle grazing on the lands so you are asked in these areas to keep your dog on a lead. Also, if your dog hasn't got the best recall, you're asked to keep these pooches on a lead too. Deer can be found anywhere so best to keep an eye out if your pooch is unsure around them. You can find a map of where you can and can't have your dogs off lead on the Lyme Park website.
At certain times you can also take your dog around the estate's manicured gardens, providing your pooch is kept on a short lead. The amount of work going into keeping the gardens looking pristine wouldn't go well with a pooch who likes to dig up flower beds!
You can bring your own picnic or buy from the on-site café but there are plenty of picnic benches and seats around the entire park for you to happily munch away. There are dog bowls available at the café and you can get dog ice cream from the kiosk near the car park. Grrrrreat!
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