Located in the heart of the Peak District, Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and one of the true treasure houses of Britain. Set in Capability Brown’s extensive landscaped parkland on the banks of the River Derwent, Chatsworth house is known as the ‘Palace of the Peaks,’ named so for its beautiful Baroque architecture, fascinating history and displays and treasures from one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Visitors can also explore the 105 acre landscape garden and its famous waterworks, including the 300 year old Cascade and the gravity-fed Emperor Fountain. Younger visitors and families particularly enjoy the working farmyard, with its wide variety of animals and their young, and the spectacular woodland adventure playground.
The award-winning Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop in Pilsley is a purveyor of the finest estate, local and British artisan food. It is brimming with a variety of cakes, pastries, bread, ready meals, pies and vegetarian dishes, each produced by a team of on-site, talented and passionate bakers and chefs. The butchery counter offers estate reared beef, lamb and venison, plus a wide selection of handmade sausages and burgers; whilst the fish counter provides an abundance of fresh and smoked seafood, shellfish and crustaceans. Tenant farmers and Peak District suppliers provide a wide range of goods; from honey and beer to rapeseed oil and oatcakes.
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