Located in the middle of a vast 400ha park, home to stags and wild boar, Chatsworth House has been described as a "second Versailles". It contains an extensive collection of works of art procured by the Dukes of Devonshire. The original Chatsworth was built by Sir William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick, an indomitable character, who gave free rein here to her passion for architecture. Transformed into a Baroque palace in the 17C, Chatsworth was considerably extended between 1820 and 1827.
Address:Bakewell, DE45 1PP Derbyshire
Price:23 £ (-16 years old 15 £)
mid Mar-early Jan: castle: 11am-5.30pm (weekends 10am), last admission 1hr before closing; garden: 11am-6pm (in Summer and weekends 10am), farm and Adventure Playground: 10.30am-5.30pm, last admission 1hr before closing - closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan - castle, garden, farm and Adventure Playground: £21 (children £15); castle and garden: £18 (children £10); garden only £12 (children £7)