Located in the heart of the Peak District, Chatsworth House is owned and ran by the Duke of Devonshire. The Duke’s family, the Cavendish family, still live on these grounds and are very welcoming of the public into their home. The Cavendish's took over the estate since 1549 when Bess of Hardwick settled there. She had married Sir William Cavendish and convinced him to sell the family’s Suffolk base to move to settle in the East Midlands.
There is a total of 35,000 acres to explore which would take you more than one visit. The geography of the estate is very diverse. The House overlooks a picturesque view of the bridge over River Derwent that runs to its west. It is backed with a wood filled rocky hills, and has a beautiful parkland that is lively with activities on occasion. Inside the house is filled with unique antiquities in a variety of paintings, furniture, books and sculptures.
Getting to the Chatsworth house may be a little tricky. Take the A619 heading west from Chesterfield, and exit onto the B6012 Bakewell Road. Follow the road passing the Chatsworth golf club, and beauty salon on your left, then the St. Peter Church to your right after which you should turn left where signposts for the grounds should be available from then onwards. Parking is readily available at the estate for your convenience.
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Did you know that the 1995 BBC series Pride and Prejudice was filed at the Chatsworth House?