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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  • August 21, 2017
    While we loved the house and gardens, we found that you really need an entire day to do it justice. As we had visited Bakewell before going, we found we didn't really have the time or the energy to se...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Was bought a birthday trip to Chatsworth as it was on my bucket list. Found it all very busy on a Thursday morning ..so much to see crammed into a small space and very dark rooms that made it difficul...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    I have given the place a "very good "rating because the building and grounds are undeniably beautiful However, the rooms are too full of unnecessary things, such as the fashon collection. All the dres...  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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