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Chatsworth House, Bakewell
(4.2/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Chatsworth House is pretty stunning itself, so if you like stately houses, this is one of the best, but the Nutcracker theme was more like lots of rooms decorated with Christmas trees and stuffed toys...  more »
  • We visit every year. Must say this was one of the best christmas displays. Lots of attention to detail. Loved the sweets on the trees. The ballerina was a special touch. My elderly mum loved it. A spe...  more »
  • We always (forthe last 10 years!) visit Chatsworth at Christmas as a family. This year the decorations were more low-key but the overall experience was still excellent, lovely staff, everything is wel...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Opulence at its best. Well preserved. Fabulous rooms with historical significance. Painted ceilings and lavish furnishings. One of the best stately homes to visit.
  • If you enjoy vegetable or fruit gardening, the kitchen garden is a treat. Beautiful and far-ranging grounds were marred only by the actions of some of the other visitors. Be warned that on nice days many patrons use the grounds like their backyard or a public beach, including sunbathing, picnicking, playing sports, blaring music, and playing in the cascades with water guns. The house is a testament to the immoral opulence of a bygone age, with a classical bent. The docents were very knowledgeable.
  • Beautiful manor house and expansive grounds. Definitely recommend trying the maze! Best view (for pictures) of the front of the house is from the lane at the bridge.
  • Interesting house and fantastic gardens. Lots to see and explore. Lovely place to spend a day out and the farm shop is well worth a visit on the way home.