Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Visit to Chatsworth

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

Sunday, 28th August 2016

Chatsworth is one of England's grandest, and most popular, grand houses. Its popularity was apparent from the crowds that had gathered even on a Wednesday; its grandeur became more evident at every turn.

We were treated to excellent weather for our trip, allowing us to explore the extensive gardens. In the afternoon we enjoyed a guided tour of the house with an informative commentary. The Dukes of Devonshire have been art collectors since the seventeenth century, a tradition kept up by their twenty first century successors.

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Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

The West Front of Chatsworth from Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus

Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. It is a family home, a working farm and a living landscape. The house is renowned for the quality of its works of art and sculpture which span four thousand years. There are thirty rooms to explore from the magnificent painted hall to guest bedrooms. (read more...)

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