Situated in the heart of the Peak District, Chatsworth House is one of the UK’s real gems, a grand stately home which attracts over 600,000 visitors every year and
Home to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the palatial mansion boasts grandiose interiors which house one of the UK’s most treasured art collections accumulated by the family through the generations.
As you explore the 30 ornate rooms you will be lost for words by the magnificent displays of art, furniture, sculptures and paintings on display. Make sure you look out for masterpieces by Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese.
Every grand staircase and room you enter is like a scene from a period drama, a feast for the eyes with some of the finest and priceless art to exist in the world.
As soon as you step foot in the Painted Hall it’s hard not to be overcome by the sheer beauty that surrounds you, in particular the richly decorated ceilings.
The Sculpture Gallery is equally impressive and features a collection of items collected over the years including large white marble Italian sculptures and the largest vase in the world made from Blue John stone.
Outside the 105 acre gardens are also a real treat with perfectly manicured lawns, spectacular flower beds and a rockery garden, all of which can be explored by wandering on foot along the five miles of designated trails.
There are plenty of sculptures to discover in the grounds too as well as numerous ponds and fountains, most notably the eye-catching Cascade waterfall which flows down 24 different shaped steps. Listen for the different sound each step makes as water run over it and enjoy a splash on a hot day!
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