Hi there! After the different walks into nature I told you about, let’s now talk about cultural tours in Derbyshire! Chatsworth House is the most impressive place I have visited there. The British call it “house” but I swear it’s a castle (they really do not do anything like us, but I like them so much <3)
Chatsworth House, just as beautiful as Versailles
You might be familiar with this name or the photos as Chatsworth House has been the location of many movies ?! One of the most famous one is ‘Pride and Prejudice’! I spent the whole day visiting Chatsworth. I didn’t park in front of the house, but on a parking a little further apart (The Calton Lees Car Park). Indeed, I wanted to have a view of the whole place, and had to walk about 30 minutes to get there.
I started by visiting the house and it took me at least 2 hours. I’m not the kind of person who reads all the information notes, but it took me that amount of time as it’s just so beautiful inside. I honestly felt like I was in Versailles. The paintings, tapestries, objects of all kinds exposed in the house have made it a unique place. I lingered in the Music room particularly, as you can admire a beautiful trompe l’oeil violin on the door. Moreover I was lucky to arrive in the library while someone was playing the piano!
A tour in the gardens
For lunch, I had brought my picnic, because I don’t like paying a fortune for a sandwich, and I enjoyed it in the gardens. Then I spent all afternoon visiting these ones. They are superb and I advise you go first to the long pool in front of the house. But also the pond and its water lilies that are in the heights. The famous maze and typical English games that are available all around, just to have a break and have some fun. The part of the gardens with the rocks and the water tree are a must! And let’s not forget the fountains, where by 26 degrees you will also like to dive your feet into! I didn’t have time (or rather courage) to visit the greenhouses, nor the tower at the top of the hill. But hopefully one day I’ll go back!
And to end this perfect day, I also saw fallow deer while returning to the car park! There are lots in the area, so open your eyes!
What do you think of the place? If you have visited, please let us know what was your favourite part!
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)
|Address: Chatsworth Bakewell Derbyshire
Price: £21 per adults for the house and gardens
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Opening hours: from 11:00am to 5:00pm