Chatsworth has recently appeared as Pemberley (which is the name of the house)in the new film of Pride and Prejudice from the novel by Jane Austen. In the film are Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Judi Dench and and Donald Sutherland.For fans of Pride and Prejudice you may like to know that the BBC filmed their version of it not very far from...more
The present Duke of Devonshire is named Peregrine Cavendish, born in 1944. He is the 12th Duke.There are beautiful gardens to explore, a huge lake with a single jet fountain which shoots up into the air almost 300 feet high!This cascade fountain was built over 300 years ago. The water tumbles down the 24 steps.There is also a maze, children's play...more
The house is very large and you can view the house without a guided tour as there are guides in the rooms who will answer any questions you may have. House open: 11am-5.30pmGardens open: 11-6pmThere is also a farmyard, restaurant, bar, a maze, and gift shops.Adult admission is £9.50 to the house and gardens.Concessions for children and senior...more
When you turn off the A619 to Chatsworth the road is the B6012 and this actually runs through the parkland of Chatsworth House. The village of Edensor is on the right hand side and the house etc on the left.If you dont wish to pay to park in the house car park, just carry on a few hundred yards and there is a free car park on the right hand side....more
When we visited this last time, we parked in the free car park and walked along the stream towards the house. There is so much parkland and countryside around there and walking is very accessible.We had just sat on a bench when along came this mummy sheep and her babies and low and behold just as my husband took this photo, one of the lambs decided...more
Such a lovely little village and worth a walk around.However this isnt the original village, that was somewhere nearer to Chatsworth itself, it was partly demolished in the 1750's to enable Capability Brown (who was probably the most sought after landscape gardener of the time) to redesign part of the grounds. In the 1830's the remainder opf the...more
This also isnt the original church that once stood here, that was demolished when the 7th Duke of Devonshire employed an architect called George Silbert Scott (who also designed the Albert Memorial in London) to build a new church. The building took from 1864 to 1870 to be completed.more
Not everyone likes going in graveyards but I do. At the south end of the graveyard is a part that is just for the family members of the Dukes of Devonshire and Cavendish families. The 11th Duke of Devonshire only died last year and now his son Peregrine is the 12th Duke.more
Kathleen Kennedy was the sister of the late President of the United States John F Kennedy. She was born in 1920 and married in 1944 to William, Marquess of Hartington, he was the heir to the then 10th Duke of Devonshire. Sadly only 4 months after they married he was killed in Belgium in WW2. In 1948 tragedy struck again and she too died in a plane...more
A nice old country pub which in 1724 was originally 3 cottages. Converted to a pub in 1747. It was originally a coaching inn as I suppose a lot of rural pubs in those days were. The pubs history boasts Dickens as a visitor and also a place that Edward VII is supposedly to have met up with his mistress Alice Keppel. A nice friendly landlord who...more
This area and the surrounding area has so much to offer and is a very popular area for day trippers and also people staying in the area maybe on walking/hiking/camping holidays. Roads can be very busy at times. We were here on a bank holiday Monday and the traffic, thankfully going in the direction we were was fine, but in the other direction the traffic was virtually at a stand still and went on for a few miles!
Here in the photo is a grouse in the church yard, he didnt have to worry about traffic jams he could just fly off!
Buxton is a beautiful spa town in Derbyshire famous for its natural spring. It has beautiful buildings built in local limestone and the Pavilion Gardens are lovely. You can even take your bottles here and fill up from St Ann's well with the natural spring water for free. There is usually a queue though!Here is a link to my Buxton page.From Edensor...more
Lyme Hall in Disley has parts of it which are from sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century.It belonged to the Legh family for over 600 years!!!!!!It was transformed by a venetian architect called Leoni into an Italianate palace.In 1946 it was given to the National Trust who now own it but it is also funded by Stockport Borough Council.In fact...more
If you like crowds then this is the place to be, every time I have either visited here or even driven through it seems that everyman and his dog are here. It is a very popular area and probably about 12 or so miles from Edensor/Chatsworth and is a lovely village with views around that are stunning. It is in the Peak District and the cottages and...more
Favorite thing: I absolutely love seeing wild life, (well some wild life - as I am a bit of a scaredy cat - lol), and I love ducks (alive not lying on a plate). So couldnt resist this picture of a mummy duck and her babies out for a little jaunt :-)