For walkers, the Peak District is the ultimate dream. With so much to explore from the stunning views from Kinder Scout, the sad stories of the plague village of Eyam, to the home of the famous cake – the Bakewell tart!
Many people make their way to the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire, armed with walking maps and a flask of tea ready to explore the beautiful countryside. But you can’t mention Derbyshire and the Peak District of course without mentioning Chatsworth House…
This fantastic stately home has been home to the Cavendish family since the 16th Century and has now been the seat of the Duke of Devonshire for 16 generations. As well as the beautiful house, there are over 100 acres of gardens, complete with arboretum, sculptures and landscaping that dates back centuries – you can’t come to Derbyshire and not come to Chatsworth!
Inside, the house is truly a sight to behold – discover the painted hall, the room that the first Duke of Derbyshire had built to impress visitors – and it certainly still does that to this day! The sculpture gallery is truly a sight to behold, containing sculptures from some of the most talented artists of the 19th century.
Heading into the gardens, you will take in the stunning willow tree fountain, see the beautiful lake and even explore the maze. These huge gardens have evolved over the centuries and there is plenty to explore as you make your way around them.