I love Chatsworth House and have done since I was a teenager. I went to university in Derby and love days out in the Peak District. I found it such an escape from studying and trying to come to terms with being diagnosed with a incurable crohnic illness.
To escape I often drove to the Peak District with the lovely town of Bakewell and the quaint village of Hartington being favourites. A visit to Bakewell always meant an afternoon at Chatsworth House. A visit was always made at Christmas to view the stunning Christmas decorations.
There was even a decoration of the 6th Duchess of Devonshire who caused quite a controversy in the late 1700s.
Do you find Christmas brings out emotions you tried so hard to hide?