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. 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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  • Beautiful and picturesque. Visited the house and the grounds. Stunning scenery throughout the entire estate. 
    Beautiful and picturesque. Visited the house and the grounds. Stunning scenery throughout the entire estate.  more »
  • Really enjoyed the visit particularly the items in the rooms and on the walls from the Devonshires private art collection. Reason its not a 5star was the rip off 5 pound tractor ride into the park... 
    Really enjoyed the visit particularly the items in the rooms and on the walls from the Devonshires private art collection. Reason its not a 5star was the rip off 5 pound tractor ride into the park...  more »
  • Any one visiting Chatsworth Estate for the first time must visit the Gardens as they are stunning. Went in an afternoon and visited the House & Gardens. Wish we went for the whole day as didn't have.....  more
    Any one visiting Chatsworth Estate for the first time must visit the Gardens as they are stunning. Went in an afternoon and visited the House & Gardens. Wish we went for the whole day as didn't have.....  more »
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  • Great place to visit especially if the weather is good. Lots of places to take a stroll and view. The house itself has plenty to see inside and includes a gift shop at the end. Plenty of parking. Some very nice flowers if you go at the right time too with vibrant colours. It's a well looked after place. Highly recommended and very relaxing.
  • We visited the gardens for a family day out with our dog, and we all had a wonderful time. The gardens are huge and amazingly well maintained. There are lots of varied and interesting areas to explore, such as the stunning rockery, the maze, and even an old coal tunnel. The surrounding landscape is gorgeous as well. The facilities available in the gardens are reasonably good. Toilets, a shop, and some refreshments are available near the entrance. The refreshments are quite pricey, but that's probably to be expected. The water features unfortunately weren't running when we visited due to low water levels. It didn't detract from the overall experience though. I'm sure we'll be back again in future. I don't think it's possible to fully appreciate everything in a single visit.
  • Such a magical place with so much to do the gardens will keep you exploring for hours with hidden gems around every corner. The restaurants and shops are well managed and kept immaculate with plenty of staff to help with any need or queries you may all selling local food or goods. I was unlucky enough to need a little medical attention as my daughter bumped her head getting out of the car but a member of staff called for a medic who came very quickly and was so helpful and pleasant thank you
  • Beautiful gardens and house. Contents amazing. But there was no information available in the house about paintings and objects and no audio guide or leaflet with layout of the grounds and house. The only sign we saw to info was their website as we exited. Why not tell everyone about this when you book? Great place. Experience could be significantly improved.
  • Fantastic. Really enjoyed our visit. Lots to see and do for all ages. We made a whole day of it. The staff there were wonderful. Really welcoming, pleasant and so very knowledgeable. You can tell it's more than a job for them. People I have spoken too recommended going at Christmas as they say it's magical.

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