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. Since 1549 this has been home to the Cavendish family, and its ornate rooms and diverse gardens burst forth 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.
Chatsworth House is around 3 hours drive from London.
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