The 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish (b.1944), succeeded his father in 2004. He married Amanda Heywood-Lonsdale (b.1944) in 1967 and they have three children, William, Earl of Burlington (b.1969), Lady Celina (b.1971) and Lady Jasmine (b.1973), and ten grandchildren.
The Duke and Duchess, and their son, Lord Burlington, share a passion for collecting contemporary art and sculpture. Many of these works of art are displayed around the house and gardens for visitors to enjoy alongside the historical collection.
During 2008-2018 there was a major Masterplan to make improvements to the house. Informed by painstaking research and analysis, this work ensured that the building's services were brought up to modern standards. Improvements were made to the visitor route and extensive external stone conservation carried out. Find out more about the Masterplan.