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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lyme Park

We are staying put in Higher Poynton waiting to see 'an engine man' on Monday. So this morning was a good time to do a few jobs, polishing the boat sides and touching up the paintwork, and Ian fitted a new button fender on the back of the boat. Well new to us, we found it at the rubbish bins at Marple, it was in better condition than ours!
This afternoon we walked along the canal and followed the field footpaths to Lyme Park a beautiful mansion house set in a deer park with well laid out gardens. Ian had charge of the camera, so this is his view of the visit.
Our first view coming down the roadway.

The Orangery

The reflection lake

Inside the orangery

no oranges

The house was used for filming Pride and Prejudice,(the Colin Firth version) as Pemberley.
It has many lovely tapestries, paintings, furniture and carvings. 
There is a large herd of deer in the park and the house was built here because the deer were here. The estate was owned by the Legh family from the 1300's until 1946 when it was passed to the National Trust.

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