Derbyshire stately home named world’s most beautiful

The most beautiful stately home in the world is Chatsworth House – it’s official.

The Derbyshire estate welcomes visitors from all over the world to see its gorgeous interiors which lend themselves particularly well to Christmas decorations.

The stately home in the Derbyshire Dales is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

It continues more than 30 rooms which visitors can explore, including painted hall, regal state rooms and sculpture gallery, along with extensive gardens, parkland and adventure playground.

The Portuguese Quinta da Regaleira takes the second spot.

The breathtaking, palace-style mansion could have come straight out of a fairytale; featuring an 88-foot deep well and underground Gothic tunnels.

In third place, Highclere Castle is more commonly known as one of the main filming locations in the TV show Downton Abbey. Although Highclere Castle is not a royal-owned residence, it has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679.

The UK claims 4 of the top spots in the top 10 ranking, with Chartwell also ranking in 4th place and Burghley House ranking in 6th.

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