Be captivated by the grandeur of Chatsworth

Bakewell, Derbyshire

With its palatial surrounds and starring role in Pride & Prejudice, Chatsworth House is one of the Peak District’s most celebrated destinations.

Chatsworth House has been enchanting visitors for centuries. Home to the aristocratic Devonshire family for 16 generations since 1549, it was awarded charitable status in 1981, and its ornate rooms and diverse gardens burst with rich history. There are over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall to the regal state rooms and atmospheric Sculpture Gallery, while private art haul the Devonshire Collection is one of the finest in Europe and worth a visit in its own right.

Surrounding the house is a mesmerising horticultural tapestry of sweeping vistas, cascading water features and finely crafted shrubberies. Writer Jane Austen was so taken with it all that Chatsworth is believed to have inspired Mr Darcy’s residence Pemberley in her novel Pride & Prejudice, and the estate took a starring role alongside Kiera Knightley in the 2005 film adaptation of the book.

The estate regularly hosts field trips for schools from early years, primary or secondary school pupils, and welcomes activity-based outings for local community groups, 

Chatsworth House is around a three-hour's drive from London. 

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Home of the Devonshire family since the 1550sHome of the Devonshire family since the 1550s © Chatsworth House Trust

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