Updated: Aug 2
Chatsworth House is one of the English family seats of the Duke of Devonshire; the other is Bolton Abbey, in Yorkshire. Visitors can explore over 30 rooms in the house, the fountains and gardens, a cascade and maze and a farmyard with an adventure playground.
The house has extensive parklands, built on land alongside the River Derwent. Visitors can tour the house with a vast collection of art and furniture or explore the grounds.
The highlights of the grounds include The Cascade Waterfall, a man-made feature that drops over 200 feet in 24 uneven steps and a challenging maze built in 1962.
There are ample places to picnic and children will love meeting the animals on the farm or letting off steam in the adventure playground.
Chatsworth House is 5 miles east of Bakewell and 16 miles west of the M1 ( junction 29 ) at Chesterfield. Ticket prices vary according to the facilities visited.