Lyme Park

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Lyme Park in Stockport has a very special place in my heart.

I first encountered it on the television screen when it was Pemberley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

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Many will recognise the great house in the famous wet shirt scene from this adaptation, but dripping Mr Darcy aside, the house stands in such majestic and beautiful surroundings that I fell in love with the house as I did with the romance between Elizabeth and Darcy.

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I have been lucky enough to walk the grounds and deer park and stand in awe at the scale and grandeur of the house. It has been too many years since I was last there.

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Unfortunately, Lyme Park is not licensed for civil ceremonies, however they do offer evening marquee receptions.

I was reminded of Lyme Park as a result of watching The Awakening with my husband.

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I have always associated the house with safe romance and I’m so familiar with the house as Pemberley. However, it was interesting to see Lyme Park in a more atmospheric, spooky setting.

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