Make the most of your visit to Chatsworth House, and plan to spend the whole day, exploring both the house itself as well as the gardens and outdoor spaces. Check out the must-see highlights on the list below.
Allow at least two hours to fully explore all attractions inside Chatsworth House. Highlights include the magnificent painted hall, where the Dukes of Devonshire would greet their guests, the Chatsworth House chapel, which is the least changed room in the stately home and the sculpture gallery, which features an outstanding collection of 19th century sculpture.
Chatsworth's grounds stretch for over 105 acres and include modern and historic sculptures, fountains and a famous maze that is fun for visitors of all ages.
Kids will love spending time at the Chatsworth House farmyard and playground, where they can blow off some steam on the play equipment and meet the animals.
Chatsworth House is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, home to some of England's most spectacular scenery. If you are staying in Chatsworth hotels, you will want to spend some time exploring the surrounding countryside, as well as visiting the following popular attractions.
The Old House Museum in the picturesque town of Bakewell is an interactive historical museum housed in a building which dates from Tudor times. While you're in Bakewell, make sure you try the traditional sweet pudding for which the village is rightly famous!
Another historic stately home, Haddon Hall is actually much older than Chatsworth House. The main hall was built in the 11th century, with additions to the house dating from between the 13th and 17th centuries. Movie lovers may even recognise Haddon Hall, as it frequently used for filming films and TV series, including three different versions of Jane Eyre and cult classic The Princess Bride.
The museum in the small village of Eyam tells a tragic story from the time of the bubonic plage in the 16th century. When Eyam villagers began falling sick, they took the decision to seal themselves off, sacrificing their chances of survival to protect neighbouring villagers.