Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Cascade & Cascade Temple Probably the most well-known feature in the garden, the Cascade was designed by Grillet, a French hydraulics engineer with experience of designing for Louis XIV, King of France and was completed in 1696. It was later torn up in 1702 with the aim of making it longer and steeper than its… Continue reading Chatsworth Garden | Cascade, Willow Tree & Paxton’s Rock Garden

Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

These two spaces were our last stops in the house. The Great Dining Room is a wonderful mix of old and new, this room exuded an opulent history along side modern elements. This room is only used a few times a year for exclusive, formal dinners and the first to be held was for Princess… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Sculpture Gallery & Great Dining Room

Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

After a quick, or in my case not so quick shuffle down what I presume was once a staff stairwell, we arrived in the Library and Ante Library. Housing one the most significant private book collections in Britain, Chatsworth holds around 40,000 volumes in its collection. It was the 6th Duke of Devonshire who is… Continue reading Chatsworth House | Library, Ante Library & Dome Room

Chatsworth House | The Grotto, Painted Hall & Great Stairs

Having been blown away by the magnificence of the Chapel and Oak room, we then went through a corridor and onto the next areas of the house. The Chapel Corridor we went through is where a collection of the Cavendish's art and historical collection is held. It ranges from Old Master paintings by the likes… Continue reading Chatsworth House | The Grotto, Painted Hall & Great Stairs

Chatsworth House | The Chapel & The Oak Room

After entering the house, one of the first rooms we came to was the Chapel and oh my, it was truly stunning. It was built in the late 1600's, before the 4th Earl was created the 1st Duke of Devonshire and has remained pretty much unaltered ever since. Back then it would've been used for… Continue reading Chatsworth House | The Chapel & The Oak Room

Chatsworth House

I was around eleven years old when I saw an episode of a documentary series about great houses in Britain and the episode which I saw revolved around Chatsworth House. I feel in love. Ever since it has been high on my places to visit and it was when we were away for the week… Continue reading Chatsworth House