Home | Up | Destinations | Publications | Expeditions | Themes | Feature

Chatsworth | Eyam | Hardwick Hall | Calke Abbey | Cromford | Kedlestone Hall | Bolsover | Stanton Moor | Sudbury Hall | Elton | Ilam | Derby


Chatsworth is a reminder of just how wealthy this part of England used to be and, contrary to the current trend for historical revisionism, that affluence predated the slave trade by centuries.  Admittedly they were instead exploiting the local peasantry, but...

Quite a spectacular building in a wonderful setting, it is inevitably more than a wee bit touristy.  However, well worth enduring for the imposing gardens and grounds, miracles of hydraulic engineering for their time as well as home to many an innovation in horticulture.  Also an excellent centre for walking.


All images and text are copyright.  If you wish to use any of this material contact the author:

Jeremy Harrison 2005-2020