Narnia at Chatsworth


It’s a lovely way to get the family in the Christmas spirit and this year’s decorations looked great. Thank you

joy loves travel

The day before Christmas Eve we ventured out to Derbyshire to visit Chatsworth House, known as the “Palace of the Peaks”, arguably England’s most handsome country house and ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire.

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The house is stuffed with extraordinary history and the 30 odd rooms are stuffed with one of Europe’s most significant art collections.  Sixteen generations of Devonshires have resided here and to say it is grand would be an understatement.  However for us it was all about Narnia.

Each Christmas the lower rooms of the house are decorated with a special theme.  This year was the 50th anniversary of the death of CS Lewis hence the choice of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.    Being massive fans of the book and the movie, we just had to go there.

Chatsworth was where Pride and Prejudice was filmed and was Jane Austin’s inspiration for Pemberley…

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