Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Around the outside of Chatsworth

In November I shared various posts with you about Chatsworth House.  I realised though that I hadn't showed you around outside.  So while we are all relaxing between Christmas and New Year, it seemed like a good idea to show you around.



If you watched Car Rallying some years ago on the TV you will recognise this bridge.





The window frames on the front of the house are covered with real gold.  Yes.  Real actual GOLD!  Apparently it is much better than paint because it doesn't wear away - or tarnish! - and therefore lasts a lot longer.


















There are many many wonderful water features in the grounds at Chatsworth.  Including this wonderful Grand Cascade.


















I hope that you enjoyed a look back to summer and the nicer weather.

Amy

24 comments:

  1. We were there (eldest daughter and I) back in the summer, and your photos brought back some lovely memories. A stunning house and grounds - I think the locals treat the grounds as their garden almost!

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  2. This takes me back. I have visited a couple of times but only walked around outside

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  3. It is a splendid and sumptuous place isn't it? We were close by the week before Christmas as we took my sister who lives not far away on the edge of Chesterfield to the garden centre there to do a bit of gift shopping. I gazed st the house as we passed by, every year I think we must visit again but somehow never get round to it. Your photos are wonderful:)

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  4. I have never visited Chatsworth, so thank you so much for the virtual tour, Amy! Loved it!
    Margaret P

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  5. Thank you Amy, this is really very interesting. I have never been there, but many of your pictures are quite familiar, I guess from seeing them on various blogs, in films or TV, etc. But photo No. 3 intrigued me the most, showing a high tower I'd never noticed before. The top section is quite open, and I wonder what is its purpose - or maybe it is simply to admire the view! What a wonderful palace Chatsworth really is. xx

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  6. Love your pictures. I've only visited once, many years ago, but now I want to go back.

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  7. Super photos - the next best thing to visiting in person! How amazing that they used real gold around the windows!!!
    The whole place is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Lovely. I must make more of an effort to visit, it's been on my list for years.

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  9. Whenever we visit a place like Chatsworth I have a hard time getting my head around the fact that actual people lived/live there, they look so much like a movie set.

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  10. This brought back memories of our visit many years ago, Amy! :o)

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  11. Looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely new year xxx

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  12. I watched a programme recently about the hot house that was originally at Chatswrth. It was a similar size to the one still standing at Kew and made in a revolutionary way so that the glass came in bigger panes. I think it was by Monty Don...you might still catch it on I player. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Barbara X

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  13. We love the grounds around Chatsworth and your photos brought back happy memories of our walks there. Thanks for sharing them. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a fantastic New Year! X

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  14. What a beautiful place it is Amy! We visited the house in July this year and enjoyed it very much.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Madelief x

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  15. Thank you very much for the tour. We live in the USA and it is unlikely we would be able to travel to see this due to age and health. So grateful you shared this with us. My husband and I looked at every single picture more than once.

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  16. What a sumptuous home. The idea of gold window frames really emphasized, to me, the way the rich lived. I'm so glad everyone can get to enjoy it now. Loved the tour.

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  17. Hope you had a really nice Christmas, Amy! I had fun looking through your pictures, as always. Hope you have a safe and happy New Year's! ♥♥

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  18. Absolutely spectacular! Loved the tour - I could get lost touring those beautiful gardens and grounds. Amazing views and architecture. x Karen

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  19. Oh Amy - this place is just amazingly beautiful! The gold window frames are hard to believe. Thanks for all the photos!

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  20. It is a stunning property!
    Hugs and Happy New Year!!!
    Meredith

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  21. Certainly is spectacular. Every time we go to Bakewell we say we must visit Chatsworth, definitely on the list for 2016!

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