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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  • I have been to Chatsworth for Xmas decorations on numerous occasions and it’s always been fabulous, however we were left feeling really disappointed this year. The house now feels bare, so much has... 
    I have been to Chatsworth for Xmas decorations on numerous occasions and it’s always been fabulous, however we were left feeling really disappointed this year. The house now feels bare, so much has...  more »
  • All staff were friendly and helpful. They all looked smart in their uniforms. The place was lovely. The only problem was the walk from the carpark to the cafe. Nice food. 2 of us are disabled... 
    All staff were friendly and helpful. They all looked smart in their uniforms. The place was lovely. The only problem was the walk from the carpark to the cafe. Nice food. 2 of us are disabled...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit only walked in the grounds and went into the farm shop which is jammed with so many fresh and locally made produce its amazing, bit more expensive, but worth it. Massive range to choose from. The Cafe's are lovely food smelled and look delicious and luxurious. The toilets alone are very different, they are all mirrored in and out of the cubicles in gold. They are very clean and neat. The grounds are vast and beautiful, there are picnic areas, we took a picnic, plenty of Sheep wandering around, you need to take care where you walk and drive. They also have Deer and Cows. There are private gardens that you can pay to look round and also the house which will cost you a fee. They had a Man on Fire exhibition in the grounds, these were from America. They had a small good fair there where you could sample food which is sold in the Farm Shop. Good place to go to take your dog, but must be kept on their lead. Plenty of security staff around to keep eye on things. Wonderful place to take kids and wear them out, there's a lovely little river to watch the ducks. It's a lovely day out especially if the sun is out, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Such a grand stately home with tons of arts displays complimenting the historical pieces. Love the vast garden, with different sites of scenery, not enough to see them all in a day. Kids love the farm yard and adventure playground. I would love to go there again with the 50% off voucher. Can easily spend a lovely day out with family here.

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