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Chatsworth House, Bakewell
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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. Make Chatsworth House a part of your Bakewell vacation plans using our Bakewell itinerary planner.
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Love Chatsworth and with only living in Derby come to the house at least once a year and to visit the nearby farm shop. Attended the game fair this year. Always loved it but sadly with a now 16 and 15... read more »
Visited with my wife, son, daughter in law and granddaughter and what a great day we had. There is a fantastic adventure play ground for the kids, a farm area where they can interact with the animals ... read more »
Every year my Husband and myself like a yearly visit to Chatsworth, living only 26 miles away. We went yesterday to find the House covered in Scaffolding. Which, ok you can put up with for once, But w... read more »
Fabulous for picnics while seeing beautiful open parkland, birds, tame ducks and sheep with the backdrop of Chatsworth House. There is no charge for this. There is a charge for the gardens, farm animal enclosure and house. All very welcoming and relaxed. A fabulous varied day out. It would be better if more of the house was open to the house tour. Gardens are great, although a little expensive for a family visit. Children's climbing and general outdoor activity area is really good and worth paying to visit.
Gorgeous house, stunning gardens (the kitchen garden alone is worth the visit) but the staff, the information on offer, and the overall operation are what make Chatsworth more than just another stately home. Did I mention even the shops are fabulous? Worth every penny.
Chatsworth House is lovely, we had afternoon tea (8 of us) and it was lovely. Service was wonderful and staff were all friendly. We also visited the farm afterwards as we were with my 16 month old neice. She loved it seeing all the animals and even the adults did too. The staff again were great and I even got to hold a chick so they were just as accommodating to adults as they were for children in the letting barn :) My only feedback is that it's fairly expensive. If you want access to everywhere it can soon mount up when there is a large group of you. You certainly can't complain at how beautiful it is though.
Stunning stately home, beautifully kept, huge art collection, ranging from Canaletto's to contemporary pieces by Damien Hurst, interesting personal features of the Cavendish family, such as letters from Jackie Onassis. The grounds are wonderful with sculptures amongst the trees. In the stables there are tasty treats in the café and lovely boutique shops. Admittedly it is fairly pricey for an adult ticket, but it is worth it as you are rewarded with a full day out in the grandest home in Britain.
I really loved this place, the weather was against us. But it didn't put a downer on our day. There is so much to see. I will definitely be coming back again. If only too walk around the garden some more. (I feel we've only seen a small part of it)
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