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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain's best loved historic estates, located in the Peak District National Park,

Derbyshire, England.


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A special exhibition looks at Chatsworth as a location for films, including ‘The Duchess’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘The Wolfman’, due to be released in late 2009.


Chatsworth House is a large country house at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England 3½ miles north east of Bakewell (GB Grid SK260700). It is the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, and has been home to their family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549.


Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland, and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. Chatsworth's garden is one of the most famous in England. The house contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times


Chatsworth house has evolved over the centuries, shaped by generations of changing technologies and tastes. The main block of the house was re-built by the 1st Duke between 1687 and 1707, on the site of Bess of Hardwick's original Tudor mansion. The long north wing was added by the 6th Duke in the early nineteenth century. The house is built on sloping ground, lower on the north and west sides than on the south and east.


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Taken on May 29, 2009