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“Great house indeed”
Review of Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the historic house for fascinating stories and one of Europe's most significant art collections. In the garden, discover water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers set in Britain's most stunning and surprising country estate. Or come face to face with our farm animals in our working farmyard and enjoy adventurous fun in the playground. Furthermore, with holiday cottages and hotels, shops and restaurants, including Britain's best farm shop, you can really make the most of your time with us.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 19 May 2014

What a beautiful historical home. From the walk from the gate the home already impresses with its beautiful vista.The intricate details, paintings, spaces make it one of the most stunning historical homes I have ever seen. The gardens are beautiful, with a huge variety of spaces - from manicured gardens to hidden passageways.
And the paintings. Goodness me there is just SO many gorgeous original oil paintings! I was so happy to find the original of John Singer Sargent's Portrait of the Acheson Sisters in Chatsworth, it was even more elegent and beautiful in real life.
I am bumping off one point of though, because there is a lot of modern paintings and sculptures incorporated in both the house and gardens. The historical house and gardens didn't blend well with the modern art for me. Like putting a Chanel Dress on a venus de milo sculpture. Sure they both look great individually, but together, not so good. This is just my personal opinion though, I am guessing some people might like it. I personally prefer the more purist vision seen more in National Trust properties.

Thank MaryT228
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Really lovely house, with dramatic scenery.
Great for a family ramble, or an outing with the children/dogs .. something to do for everyone.

Thank Fernie-UK
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Chatsworth House was beyond stunning! we booked online before we went and we were able to jump the queues and walk straight in. We arrived at opening time and we were ahead of the tour guide departures so we were able to walk around the house at a leisurely pace and take in everything as we went. We then headed out into the garden, it was a gorgeous day but as it was a week day some of the bigger fountains weren't in operation which was a bit disappointing. We just walked around the gardens at our own pace and it is do-able but they offer trailer tours for those who are less able or perhaps don't fancy the walk. Beautiful day!

Thank Dodgethecat
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Awesome is how I would describe our latest visit to Chatsworth yesterday. The gardens are truly inspiring and there is constant investment in evidence to improve and remodel the gardens. Also on display in the gardens were some bright and fun art installations by sculpture artist Michael Craig-Martin. The good weather added to our enjoyment but also the Chatsworth team that we came into contact with were excellent and clearly passionate about their surroundings as we were....particularly in The Cavendish Restaurant. Don't hesitate, get yourselves there! Top tip.....get there as early as you can to get full value from the entry price.

Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Didnt do the house this time just had tea and cakes after a long walk from Bakewell, the tea here is exceptionally nice, lovely position looking over the courtyard

Thank Daphned
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