12 photos that capture the true beauty of Chatsworth

Chatsworth House by Simon Bull

Chatsworth House by Simon Bull - Credit: Archant

Often referred to as ‘the jewel in the Peak District’s crown’, magnificent Chatsworth has been home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire since the 15th century.

The views of Chatsworth on arrival from the sweeping parkland road are stunning at any time of year and are especially impressive at sunset, when the walls of the building are illuminated with an amber glow.

Inside, highlights include over 30 delightful rooms to explore – from the magnificent Painted Hall and regal State Rooms, to restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery – plus a renowned art collection which includes works that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.

World-renowned landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown transformed the gardens at Chatsworth in 1760 and today the garden is famous for its historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, Victorian rock garden, maze and Emperor Fountain. Younger visitors will delight in a visit to the farmyard and adventure playground.

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