Chatsworth House & Gardens
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April 15th, 2009 – by: davidsutton
Anyone who has seen the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film will recognise Chatsworth as "Pemberley", Mr.
The Dukes of Devonshire certainly knew how to use their immense wealth, and the current Devonshires are re-investing the earnings from visitors in maintaining the property and putting much of it back how it was in the 18th. century and undoing some of the 19th. and early 20th. century changes. It is a five-year programme and will cost millions and will combine conservation with new developments.
The gardens are beautiful in the spring with thousands of daffodils still in bloom. We walked between three and four miles around the gardens in a mixture of sunshine and biting wind. We returned via the Chatsworth Farm Shop and bought a Bakewell Pudding.
Dinner at the Charles Cotton Hotel was excellent, rain again now, back on the road tomorrow via Buxton.
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