Be still my heart. When Mr. Darcy (aka Colin Firth) emerged from a lake, soaked and sexy, in the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, Lyme Park stood in for "Pemberley". This Tudor house in Cheshire, converted into an 18th century Italianate palazzo, has stunning gardens, tapestries, woodcarvings by Grinling Gibbons and a medieval deer park. The house is family-friendly too, with an adventure playground and a full schedule of events for children.
Highlight: Share Lizzie Bennet's view of "Pemberley" across the reflecting pool.