There is plenty to keep adults happy too, Chatsworth House is set in 105 acres of stunning gardens. The Emperor fountain is a gravity fed water feature which was undoubtably one of the most advanced engineering feats of it’s day.
The Maze currently present in the garden was built on the site of Paxton’s great conservatory, the largest glass building in England at it’s time of construction, and used to house a vast collection of exotic plants. Sadly the building’s demise was brought about by wartime coal shortages. Lacking the required fuel to heat the conservatory, most of the plants died, and the building fell into disrepair. It was demolished in the 1920’s although the buildings walls still remain.
View Chatsworth House from the air with our 15 and 30 minute helicopter pleasure flights.