National Trust

Lyme Park

National Trust - Lyme Park

Lyme Park is one of the National Trust's flagship estates in the North of England, comprising an extensive deer park and country house (famous for being the backdrop to the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice). Countryscape has provided a wide range of services to Lyme Park with the aim of refreshing the estate's visitor offer and cementing its reputation as a nationally-renowned tourist destination. This work has included:

Client Feedback

We have established a very comfortable working relationship with Countryscape - to the point where as a client we can speak in shorthand to them and they know exactly what is required. Always enthusiastic, highly creative and consistently able to deliver high standards of the finished product, they are a pleasure to work with and have made a valuable contribution to how we communicate with visitors. From umbrellas to garden guides, welcome boards to signage; all done with great style yet within the National Trust brand guidelines and appropriate for a historic setting. For a property that was in great need of updating and improving its presentation, Countryscape have delivered. (David Morgan, General Manager, Lyme Park, 2011)

Lewis Carroll's Birthplace (Daresbury)

National Trust - Lewis Carroll's Birthplace (Daresbury)

Countryscape worked with the National Trust to create a series of interpretive displays for the site of Lewis Carroll's birthplace in Daresbury, Cheshire.

The site itself contains little or no features of the former house (which burnt down in 1884); hence the displays were required to help spark the imagination of visitors and enhance the existing ‘sense of place’. The displays focus on the wider aspects of Carroll’s life beyond his famed 'Alice in Wonderland', such as his interest in mathematics and photography, together with his experiences growing up at Daresbury parsonage.

Client Feedback

Countryscape are a pleasure to work with. They have provided carefully considered responses to my briefs and are always willing to be flexible to make a success of projects on a tight deadline or budget. They have a good understanding of the countryside and heritage sectors, which means I know I can trust them to produce design solutions that meet our needs. They always have plenty of creative ideas and the broad range of services they offer means that we don't have to spend time looking around for illustrators, copywriters, sign-makers and so on, as they manage all of this on our behalf. (Rachel Costigan, Visitor Experience Officer, Cheshire and Wirral Properties, 2011)

Little Moreton Hall

National Trust - Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is an iconic Tudor property; a magical, timber-framed manor house that combines quirky architecture with colourful stories and tranquil surroundings. Countryscape worked with the team at Little Moreton Hall to create a photography exhibition, entitled ‘Through the Lens’, which brings to life various aspects of the Hall’s untold history.

Client Feedback

Countryscape are a pleasure to work with. They have provided carefully considered responses to my briefs and are always willing to be flexible to make a success of projects on a tight deadline or budget. They have a good understanding of the countryside and heritage sectors, which means I know I can trust them to produce design solutions that meet our needs. They always have plenty of creative ideas and the broad range of services they offer means that we don't have to spend time looking around for illustrators, copywriters, sign-makers and so on, as they manage all of this on our behalf. (Rachel Costigan, Visitor Experience Officer, Cheshire and Wirral Properties, 2011)

Quarry Bank Mill

National Trust - Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is one of the most famous and best-preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. Countryscape has produced a series of outdoor displays for the estate, providing information on the Lower Garden – formerly used by the mill owning Greg family as a private retreat – and the newly acquired Upper Garden, which once provided food for the family and now offers a cliff-top view over the estate.

Dunham Massey

National Trust - Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey is a magnificent, Georgian house set within a 300-acre deer park and home to the largest 'winter garden' in Britain. Countryscape has worked with the team at Dunham Massey since 2009, providing a range of signage, interpretation and publications to help visitors get the most out of their time at the estate. This work has included:

Client Feedback

Working with Countryscape is a real pleasure. They are hugely creative, supportive to our needs and met some very tight deadlines. (Sarah Talbot, Visitor Services Manager, Dunham Massey)

Outdoor Tracker Pack Handbook

National Trust - Outdoor Tracker Pack Handbook

From 2008 to 2010, the National Trust carried out a project to develop best practice in creating outdoor activity packs for families with young children (termed 'Tracker Packs'). The project encouraged National Trust properties to develop more effective and engaging interpretation tools, using site-specific themes and activities that are relevant and meaningful to both adults and children.