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Mar 29th, 2016, 08:22 AM
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Accommodations near Lyme Park and public transportation

Hello,

I would like to visit Lyme Park in June. I won't have a car so can anyone recommend a town or hotel that is near it and provides public transportation to it? I was going to take a train from London to Stockport then connect to a closer town. I know Disley is closest but are there other towns/hotels close by that you would recommend that are as convenient? Buxton? Maccleston? Thanks so much!
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Mar 29th, 2016, 08:41 AM
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The train from Stockport to Disley goes on to Buxton, which is probably the prettiest place easily accessible from Disley. There's also a bus from Buxton to Disley.

Train timetables at www.nationalrail.co.uk: buses at traveline.info
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Mar 29th, 2016, 09:15 AM
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You'll also find this tool useful for planning your way around
http://www.traveline.info/
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Mar 29th, 2016, 09:20 AM
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The National Trust website for Lyme Park (note the house is closed Wednesdays & Thursdays), click on "How to get here":

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme
"By bus - frequent bus services to entrance from Stockport and Buxton"

I've found tourist information offices invariably responsive and helpful. You might ask them for details (bus schedules and places to stay along the way, for instance) by email. For Buxton:
http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/Bux...&venue=6025305
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Mar 29th, 2016, 10:55 AM
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The nearest station to the entrance is Middlewood, reachable from both Buxton and Manchester and the nearest hotel is a Travelodge between Poynton and Adlington. I doubt if they run a bus to Lyme Park. A taxi would be a short ride away though.

There are of course a number of pubs with rooms around the area and other hotels a little further away.
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Mar 29th, 2016, 11:23 AM
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When I don't have a car, except on a long walk, I find accommodations a better experience in an attractive town than one with not much around it. I'd take Flanner's word for Buxton's attractiveness, especially with apparently convenient connections by both bus and train to Disley. I've visited in the area but not Buxton and with a car, so I apologize for not having a first-hand answer to your specific question, but I'd certainly believe Flanner (now I feel like going myself).
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Mar 29th, 2016, 12:07 PM
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Thank you! This is all very helpful. Keep it coming!

I was leaning towards Buxton, and I know Disley has a pub inn but wanted to see if any of you had further suggestions. Maybe Chapel-in-Frith? (And I meant, Macclesfield not Maccleston, heh.)
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Mar 29th, 2016, 12:54 PM
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What with one thing and another, it's over 50 years since I last spent any time in C-en-le-F (I've never knowingly had a store there) and I haven't got the foggiest what it's like to stay in.

It's quite Victorian, whereas Buxton's much more a late Georgian place where the early zillionaires of the Industrial Revolution went to show off their culture. To British eyes, Buxton's far more stylish (to us, there's something rather soul-destroying about those C en le F Victorian shopping streets). And it's got a proper opera house: something almost unheard of here outside London.

But there's a few regular posters usually here from Mankieland (they're probably gawping at the England-Holland match: big into spectatoring, Mankies) and they'll be more up to date about these things than me. So don't necessarily take my word.

Do take Mme Perdu's hidden message, though. Lyme Park's all very well in its way. But it's no substitute for proper countryside, and the Peak District's stuffed with wonderful footpaths.

Why fork out hard cash to look at some toff's gaff, when the wonders of the hills are free to walk all over?
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Mar 29th, 2016, 01:02 PM
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Ha, Flanner! Yes, we will make sure to roam around!
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