Chatsworth House is one of the most impressive mansions in the country. Situated to the east of Bakewell on the River Derwent, Chatsworth is the home of the Duke of Devonshire. The family has lived there since the 16th century Bess of Hardwick, the Countess of Shropshire built a Tudor mansion. Although there are some Tudor buildings remaining, the main structure was rebuilt by the 1st Duke of Devonshire between 1687 and 1707. There have been a number of additions to the structure over the years, so the building that we see today is the result of a number of different Dukes and their architects.
Chatsworth House is in an idyllic location and there are expansive grounds with Deer. The house itself has some wonderful collections of paintings, neoclassical sculptures and furniture and it has been voted as the UKs favourite country house on several occasions.
See the official site for opening times.
There is some renovation currently taking place, so there is scaffolding erected.
See the Official Chatsworth House site for opening times and other information.