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Friday, August 18, 2017


A few weeks ago we went up to Derbyshire and stayed on a site which is part of the Chatsworth estate.  Campers even had their own key to a door that lead into the park.  Some parts of the house is covered in scaffold, which is part of a £37 million renovation.!!!

The river Derwent flows through the estate.

Its the most opulent stately home that we have visited even the window frames are gilded.

The Duke of Devonshire and 

The interior is used for exhibitions, this one is Damien Hirsts St Bartholomew.
No flash is allowed inside the house, so not great pictures.

On the day we visited, the house was the stopping place for the 1000 mile rally of the vintage cars, and many of them were Bentleys.  I couldn't even guess as to the value of all these cars.

The grounds and gardens are well worth the walk, even in the rain.   There was even an underground railway to take the coal into the house!   

These next pictures are of the "Rockery"  How much labour was required to construct this ??