Chatsworth house was another spectacular sight in a whole list of them in our first week in the UK. It was a short drive from our base in Dore, Sheffield and we went with our son, Tom and his partner, Monique. The weather was magnificent and so was this stately home. We were permitted to take any photos we wished and took full advantage of the invitation.
While Michael and I toured the palace, Monique and Tom saved a few pounds and checked out the gardens. I was totally overwhelmed by the opulence of Chatsworth House. Sculptures, huge paintings and other treasures abounded. Even the ceilings were works of art.
I was fascinated by the paintings which took up all the walls of one of the main staircases, the ceiling of which was a magnificent dome.
My imagination was captured by several displays which I have included here.
Some of the rooms were a little dark to photograph well but there was still plenty to add to my iphone.
The formal dining room was perfection as you can see below. Not a detail was missed, even in the ceiling.
There was a whole room of statues on the way out to the gardens.
We found Tom and Monique lounging in the sun with plenty of other sight seers. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
The maze was my favourite part of the gardens after the stunning flowers.
I’ll leave you with two stunning images- the first looking from the mansion up to the head of the water feature and the second looking in reverse. Enjoy!
Please join me next week when we hit the road again, this time it’s North Yorkshire!