Day off #6 (Chatsworth House).

To see all of our photos click here. We got some really good ones!

Yesterday we went to Chatsworth House to visit the gardens and then the house. We wanted to visit on our week off anyway, but when we heard about the sculpture exhibition we couldn't wait! I didn't really know what to expect but we were both stunned at the size of the gardens and how completely beautiful they are, and we would definitely recommend a visit if you haven't been before. We can't wait to go back!

My tips would be as follows:

- try and catch the sculpture exhibit before it finishes on 30 October 2011.

- take a picnic and find a pretty spot to have your lunch. The cafe and restaurant prices are extortionate (£5.50 for a plain sandwich anyone?!)

- use the map they give you at the pay station and make sure you see everything, but don't be scared to wander up and down the pathways to see what you can find. We found an amazing lake which wasn't printed on the map and it was utterly beautiful and peaceful.

- if you don't want to pay to visit the house and the garden and you just pick one, pick the gardens! The house was impressive but the gardens are so much better (in our opinion).

We easily spent about 3 hours here and soaked up every bit of the gardens that we could. We also made sure we saw every sculpture which was tricky as they are spread out and some were not so easy to find, but it was well worth it. I particularly liked the lion and the giant feet!

We got a few photos inside the house which was very grand and impressive, with plenty of old and new artwork and furniture to nosy at.

Just click on the link at the start of the blog post to see the full set of photos. I hope you've enjoyed a sneak peek into day off number 6! Not many days left now unfortunately :(
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