Chatsworth House, Bakewell

Must see · Art Gallery · Historic Site
At stately Chatsworth House, experience British royal life in the countryside. The historic 16th-century home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire sits on 405 hectares (1,000 acres) of manicured parkland in the heart of the scenic Peak District. Of the house's 126 rooms, you can visit 30. You'll see lavishly decorated interiors and many works and ancient artifacts that are part of a significant art collection from around the world. Watch animal demonstrations in the farmyard, such as cow-milking and chick-hatching, and wander around the sculptures, waterfalls, fountains, and hedgerow mazes in the 42.5 hectare (105 acre) garden. The house also hosts temporary exhibits, so check the program before visiting. A visit to Chatsworth House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bakewell visit planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • This was beautiful, stunning...what more is there to stay. Must visit, for all ages, a fab day out. Make sure you book before you go ( covid times). Spectacular views.  more »
  • We went to the house as part of a coach tour, It is well worth a visit as there is much to see there. There are extensive grounds to explore, this could take many hours to see everything, recommended.  more »
  • The gardens and grounds are excellent and the setting is wonderful. However, the house tour, which is quite expensive, was extremely disappointing. Accepting the limitations of COVID, there was...  more »
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  • Delightfully curated stately home. They've really gone to the next level in the gardens, everything is so superbly maintained, with plenty to do and see. Certainly a very large property so no really ideal for small children as you will need the entire day and serious stamina to appreciate the entire site.
  • One of the most visited places in the Peak District, it deserves the attention it gets. This place is typical for a day's outing. There is so much to see around and explore from the past here. The house is the piece of history you would always want to have. The vast garden area around it is very relaxing and keeps children and adults occupied alike. A must visit if you are in peak district.
  • I don’t care how the conservators feel about certain rooms or pieces of work. The audio guide should focus on historical, architectural and artistic detail rather than on the views of the current employees. With that said, an immaculately maintained, living piece of history. A walk in the gardens during summer is incredible.
  • This is nice place visit on weekends. You have a big park,lot of fountains and many mini water falls,kids and adults will enjoy alike. There is entrance fee for park n house. You get 2-4 pounds of discount if you produce route 218 bus ticket at the ticket counter. The house has got 3 floor of paintings very nice. You will really enjoy it. You have lots of cafe shops...Do visit,you can spend whole day.
  • The gardens were outstanding, you could spend a whole day exploring all of it. The house was worth a visit once too if you haven't seen it before. Would definitely recommend visiting specially when it's sunny out!

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