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Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District and a stones throw away from where we now live.
The house is absolutely beautiful and can currently be seen as 'the big house' on the BBC drama 'The Village' - which I absolutely love and always leaves me at some point of tearful.
The grounds are equally gorgeous with plenty to explore, especially if you are two very inquisitive young girls. But if you are an exhausted teen from doing nothing more than wondering (or asking) when the next time to eat is, then fallen trees are plentiful for lazing and lounging about on.
But next time though we will bypass all this and head up to the deer park to see if we can spy some truly wonderful creatures.