Christmas may officially fall on Dec. 25, but there’s nothing stopping you from visiting places around the UK that thrive during the festive season. One place that relies heavily on tourism this time of year is a stately home in the Peak District, which is featured on Channel 4’s Christmas at Chatsworth House tonight (Dec. 12). The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s home isn’t just a draw for tourists at Christmas, though. It’s also a haven for fans of period dramas, as it’s often used as a filming location for adaptations of iconic English novels. So what shows and movies have been filmed at Chatsworth House?
If you’re familiar with Jane Austen, you most likely recognise the exterior of Chatsworth House as the stand-in for the fictional Pemberley House. Neighbouring stately homes like Haddon Hall have also been used, but Chatsworth seems to be primarily used to depict Pemberley. While it’s hard to imagine Chatsworth has anything other than Mr Darcy’s stately home, its exterior and interiors have also been used for the Charlotte Bronte adaptations and even Peaky Blinders. So whether you want to live a day in Elizabeth Bennet’s shoes or pretend you’re in your own period drama, these are some of the TV shows and movies that have been filmed at Chatsworth House.