Chatsworth House is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
Today, Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.
There are over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery.
Outside, the 105 acre garden is the product of nearly 500 years of careful cultivation. Although some points of interest have been replaced to make way for new fashions, the garden retains many early features, including the Canal Pond, Cascade and 1st Duke’s Greenhouse. Improving the fabric of the garden is fundamental to maintaining its heritage. In 2018 Chatsworth celebrates the continued reinvigoration of the grounds with the completion of planting at the Trout Stream, widespread hedge renovation, ongoing path upgrading, as well as redeveloping the Rock Garden south of Strid Pond.
For young and old alike, the farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for the whole family since 1973. What child doesn’t love to meet ponies and lambs, take a trailer ride, and then swing, climb and splash around in the great outdoors? The farmyard and playground also welcomes schools and education groups.