Lyme Park, Cheshire), I will take you there. It was last summer and we had just driven down from the Lakes District and through busy Manchester (yes the same city where Beckham used to play for Manchester United) and found our way to Disley, Cheshire, just on the east side of England's seventh largest city.
At the gate, they gave us a CD to pop into the player in the car which gave an audio tour of the park, with music from P&P, as we drove in. Very nice touch and I am sick to think that we left it in the rental car!!!
After a torrential downpour (unusual for England-usually a drizzle) during which we had lunch and browsed the gift shop, the sky finally cleared. It was a Wednesday, and the interior of the house was not open, but I really just wanted to see the grounds and all the outdoor locations of the beloved miniseries as they used a different house for the interiors (I'll blog about that one another day).
The first view you get is not the one above, which is the back of the house, but this:
|"I hope you are not displeased with Pemberley."|
|"I confess I had no idea Pemberley was such a great estate."|
|"Do I ask too much to introduce my sister to you during your stay at Lambton?"|
And then at the top of those steps, you turn back for the gorgeous view below.
|"We must leave here at once. Oh I wish we had never come."|
|"I think one would be willing to put up with a good deal to be mistress of Pemberley."|