Chatsworth House is a stately home in North Derbyshire, England. It is 3.5 miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield . It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and has been home to 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 and contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture,Old Masters drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.

 

 

 

 

Edensor Village

Edensor (pronounced "Ensor") is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is the closest village to Chatsworth House and much of it belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Originally the village was close to the River Derwent immediately below Chatsworth, but the Dukes had it moved out of sight over a hill, apart from one cottage whose tenant didn't want to move, which still stands in Chatsworth Park. The Chatsworth Estate office occupies a handsome red brick building which was built as an inn for visitors to Chatsworth in the 18th century.

 

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