Chatsworth The Peak districts premier stately home
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Today Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4000 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.
The 1000 acre park on the banks of the River Derwent was chiefly designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1760s. Today the park contains historic and modern architecture and art including James Paine’s bridges and mill, Queen Mary’s Bower and horse jumps from the Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Stand Wood provides an impressive backdrop for the house and contains an interesting diversity of trees and wildlife.