Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605. There are tranquil moats, viewing terraces and an Elizabethan orchard to explore, as well as an enigmatic garden lodge covered in religious symbols. The full extent of Sir Thomas’s symbolic design remains unexplained to this day.
The Elizabethan Garden is a rare Elizabethan survivor and one of the country’s oldest garden landscapes, including terraces, spiral mounts, moats and orchard. Visit Lyveden Manor and explore the interpretation spaces revealing the intruiging story behind Lyveden. The Lyveden Manor Café serves light meals, sandwiches, drinks and homemade cakes. Seating inside and out, dogs welcome in parts of the café.
How to get here
Lyveden, Northamptonshire, PE8 5AT