The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire live in Chatsworth, one of the most impressive castles in the world.
The Cavendish family’s Chatsworth Castle has an amazing library with a special exhibit on dogs this year!
If you aren’t familiar with English nobility, a duke is at the top of the pyramid just under royalty. In fact, Princess Diana, the people’s princess, had a Spencer aunt who married into the family (more on her later). According to one of the friendly tour guides, Shy Di had a garden party, and likely stayed here.
I have so many photos and information to tell that this blog is in danger of turning into a full-blown book. So, I won’t write much but put in more photos with captions. You can always google their website if you want more info. www.chatsworth.org Wikipedia also has a detailed description.
Probably not on their website: The 2008 movie, The Dutchess, starring Keira Knightley, brought to the big screen Georgiana (Spencer) Cavendish, one of their most fascinating and wild duchesses.
Karen Stensgaard is the author of two novels: AQUAVIT and BLUENESS. A monkey puzzle tree and magical shell grotto, not that unlike what’s at Chatsworth, are part of the story in BLUENESS.