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Chatsworth House, Bakewell

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • It was all about the mud. And the rain. This is England but in June you would have expected the problem to be dehydration, not exhaustion from from ploughing through the mud. Parking was an issue. Eit...  more »
  • We paid for the house and gardens which we thought was a tad expensive, but having gone round it was well worth the money. The house and contents were spectacular - so much wealth on display. However ...  more »
  • The house has been set up for this summer with a fashion exhibit and they have blocked all the tapestries, artwork and interiors with large ugly display cases and closed all the curtains so that the w...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to visit for all ages. Excellent fashion exhibition on at the moment. Lovely walks in the grounds with stunning views. Delicious afternoon tea. All the staff were very good ,friendly and knowledgeable. A fabulous day out!
  • Great gardens, lovely house and the restaurants are good. Well organised so though busy no big queues. Good value for money. Has a good maze as well.
  • Hi we have had a wonderful day at the Chatsworth flower show. We did a lot of walking we have been to every were. Love from Adam Helen and Cookie xxx 🐶
  • Nice place to go if you like going to old houses. Lovely gardens. There is a restaurant and cafe. Just up the road there is a garden centre.
  • The gardens and house are stunning especially on a brilliant sunny day. You need a whole day to do it justice. Booking online saves you a £4 parking fee and the gift aid donation pays for itself because of the discount voucher.. Well worth a visit.

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Where to stay in Bakewell

Consider a stay in one of the Georgian-style cottages that populate the town center. Shops and restaurants are readily accessible to centrally located B&Bs and inns. A country inn closer to the outskirts of the city provides peace and quiet, as well as a midway point between the town and the main attractions in the countryside, such as the restored halls and manors.
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