It is not a secret that Jane Austen was inspired by Chatsworth House to describe Pemberley, Mr. Darcy's humble flat. And though the actual Chatsworth house was used in the 2005 film and even the mini-series Death comes to Pemberley, it was not used in the 1995 series. Pemberley in that series was "played" by Lyme Hall in Lyme Park. You can watch here a little video from the 1995 adaptation, to see the locations I am talking about, and compare it to the photos you will see further on.
|What did Jane see?|
|Can you see yourself in the story?|
Lyme Park is part of the National Trust.Visiting the house or the gardens (and the lake) requires paying a ticket. Prices vary depending on whether you visit only the house, only the garden or both. So far, I have visited only the gardens and that has been enough to let my imagination fly.
|Yeah... I could live here.|
|Or even in a tent here|
If you have seen the video I mentioned before, you have probably seen the lake in which supposedly Mr. Darcy likes swimming,
|Mr. Darcy is there, diving.|
also the gardens where Lizzy and her aunt and uncle walk,
|Aren't these roses beautiful, Mr. Gardiner?|
|It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man...|
|... in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.|
Give it a try! I will post the right answers in a few days.