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Chatsworth - Home of the Duke of Devonshire
During my most recent trip to England, I spent the majority of my time in the Peak District. There are wide open vistas and farm animals o'plenty, however, one of the many jaw-dropping locations was the home of the Duke of Devonshire.
Originally built by Bess of Hardwick in 1549, the estate is known as the Chatsworth House. On the grounds there is an adventure playground for the kids, small shops for the occasional nick-nack, an award winning farm shop, a number of restaurants, over 1,000 acre park to play and roam... and that's all on the outside of the home. The inside of the estate is adorned with wall to wall murals that seemed to exists in every room in the house and with so much rich dark wood, a community of termites could set up shop for decades.
One of the activities that my family had to chance to enjoy was a proper sit down afternoon tea in a private room to celebrate my Grandmother-in-law's 80th birthday.
All in all it's a full day and plenty to see and do there. If you in the area, or in any area, spend some quality time with your family and enjoy the time that you have together.
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