QUIZ - Can you tell the difference between Lyme Park and Tatton Park?
PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 April 2020
Two of Cheshire’s finest stately homes and parklands have a great deal in common, but can you tell the difference?
Cheshire has a number of grand country estates and two of the county’s most loved are undoubtedly Tatton Park near Knutsford and Lyme Park near the Peak District.
The Tatton estate is closely associated with the Egerton family from the the late 15th century up until the death of the last Lord Egerton who left the estate in his will to the National Trust in the mid 20th century.
Over on the east side of the county, near Disley, Lyme Park is another of Cheshire’s National Trust properties.
The Leghs of Lyme were a gentry family who acquired the estate by marriage at the end of the 14th century and also donated their estate to the National Trust in the mid 20th century.
Both halls and parklands are both hugely important to the leisure time of the citizens in the county and those from further afield. Many people visit Lyme Park for the fabulous walking terrain, and outdoor pursuits are also a big attraction for visitors to Tatton, it also is the venue for one of the RHS’s biggest event of the year in the shape of the annual flower show.