Visiting Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House is considered one of the UK’s finest country estates. Since 1549 it has been home of the Cavendish family and is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Situated in the magnificent countryside of the Peak District, it boasts a garden, farmyard and rolling acres of parkland. Inside the house, explore the many grand rooms filled with luxury furniture and impressive decor. The House contains a large artwork collection, including pieces by Rembrandt and da Vinci. The gardens are over 450 years old, and include a Maze and rock garden. The farmyard houses a large variety of animals, and its adventure playground makes it fun for children. Since visiting Chatsworth House from London in one day can be difficult, it is highly recommended to stay overnight in the area. Chatsworth is located in the Peak District, one of the most beautiful regions in England, popular for its picture postcard villages and magnificent countryside.
Visiting Chatsworth house:
Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms, each with its own unique interior, decorations and furnishings. Highlights include the State Rooms, the Painted Hall and the Sculpture Gallery. The house contains many works of art spanning over 4000 years including paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds, sculptures from ancient Egypt and Rome and drawings by da Vinci and Raphael. The library contains a collection of rare books dating from the 15th and 16th Century.
Visiting Chatsworth House gardens is one of the sites major attractions. The gardens dates back more than 450 years, and are set on a 150 acre plot. Visitors can explore the Victorian rock garden and lose themselves in the maze. The garden is completed with fountains, sculptures and a waterfall and is perfect for adults and children to explore.
Chatsworth House is deeply connected to the land. Since 1973, the Farmyard has housed a variety of animals including cows, sheep, pigs, horses, goats and poultry. Talks are given daily to explain the running of the farm and an adventure playground has been designed to cater for kids.
Chatsworth House is surrounded by 1000 acres of parkland, situated on the banks of the river Derwent. Designed in the 1760’s, the park features ancient and modern architecture and contains an amazing diversity of trees and wildlife. Highlights of visiting Chatsworth House park include the James Paine’s bridge and Queen Mary’s Bower.
tours to Chatsworth house:
There are very few group tours to Chatsworth. This 5 Day England & Wales Tour includes visiting Chatsworth House (from April to December). Another option is to take a private tour to Chatsworth House.