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Chatsworth

Type:Historic House

Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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Tel01246 565300

Welcome to Chatsworth!

About

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collection, one of Europe's most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.

Each year Chatsworth hosts a number of special events including the Horse Trials, Country Fair and Christmas market; and from November the lower floors of the house are transformed for the annual Christmas displays. In addition to the busy events programme, each year Chatsworth also hosts a number of special exhibitions included with admission. In addition to the headline exhibition, every autumn the Chatsworth Garden hosts Sotheby's Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition, as well as a rolling programme of showcasing Old Master Drawings which continues through the year.
The estate also offers holiday cottages, hotels, shops and restaurants, including the award winning Chatsworth Estate Farm shop in the village of Pilsley, approximately 1.5 miles from Chatsworth House.

Garden
105 acres of stunning gardens, miles of footpaths, extravagant water features, outdoor art exhibitions, surprises at every turn, rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens, and magnificent views of the park.

Gift Shops
Our shops have a wide selection of beautiful and exclusive products inspired by different aspects of Chatsworth. The five gift shops provide hours of delight and retail therapy.

Farmyard and Adventure Playground
In our working farmyard you can meet and learn about our friendly animals, not to mention milking demonstrations, trailer rides, a fun-packed adventure playground and free seasonal activities.

Farmyard Cafe
Offering family friendly food with freshly made sandwiches, cakes and a range of pasties, you'll find everything you need to refuel during a fun filled day on the farm.

Better access for all for visitors to Chatsworth House itself:
Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome we offer all visitors. Now we are able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building for the first time, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call us on 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need

Guide Prices

For details on admission prices and parking, please visit http://www.chatsworth.org/book-tickets-and-prices

Awards

  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Gold Award Green Tourism Gold Award 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Destination Spa VisitEngland Destination Spa 2016
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Member Historic Houses Association Member 2018
  • Other AwardsThe Treasure Houses of England The Treasure Houses of England 2018

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Languages

  • French signs/guides - Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Opening Times

Season (24 Mar 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)

* Opening 24 March 2018 - 6 January 2019 see website for times
Last entry 4.30pm
Please note Closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Chatsworth is 8 miles north of Matlock off the B6012. From M1 take A617 to Chesterfield. From Chesterfield follow signs for Chatsworth A619. Continue for 8 miles through the village of Baslow. Pass Cavendish Hotel on left, at roundabout, take 1st exit signed Chatsworth. Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Chatsworth Estate. Cross cattle grid and take next left to Chatsworth House.The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, which is 10 miles away.

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Friday, 31st August 2018 - Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Chatsworth Country FairThe Country Fair returns by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park, the Country Fair is a true celebration of the Countryside and its pursuits.
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Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground, ChatsworthThe working farmyard offers people of all ages the opportunity to handle the animals, learn about food production and find out more about poultry, cattle and sheep, to name but a few. The woodland adventure playground is a thrill for all children.

Friday, 10th May 2019 - Sunday, 12th May 2019

Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse TrialsJoin us and enjoy world-class competition, from elegant dressage and exciting show jumping to gripping cross country.
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Chatsworth GardensChatsworth Gardens, ChatsworthFamous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Wednesday, 8th August 2018 - Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Wednesday, 15th August 2018 - Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Chatsworth Young FarmersJoin our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018 - Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Historic Textile TourA guided tour of the most special textiles on display in the house with visits behind-the-scenes to our textile archives and conservation room.
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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Garden Floristry Half DayThis is a great opportunity to learn more about the garden at Chatsworth and develop your floristry skills. Perfect as a gift, or as a treat for yourself.
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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Basket Making WorkshopUnder the instruction of basket maker Maggie Cooper, weave stems of willow to create a beautiful basket to take away with you.
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Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

Willow Sculptures WorkshopWeave your own willow sculpture: create a bee, butterfly or dragonfly using colourful basket willows under the watchful eye of esteemed basket maker Maggie Cooper. At the end of the workshop, you can take your new creation home to enjoy. The workshop includes materials, entrance to the garden on...
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Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Treasures from the Archive and LibraryAn illustrated talk covering the family and estate history and an exclusive private view of the Library and some of the greatest treasures.
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Saturday, 14th July 2018 - Saturday, 14th July 2018

A Guide to Plants and Their UsesA guided tour of the garden learning more about plants and their uses and make your own handcream using plants.
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Saturday, 14th July 2018 - Saturday, 14th July 2018

Pride & Prejudice Regency BallCalling all Lizzie Bennets and Mr Darcys to come along and celebrate summer.
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Friday, 27th July 2018 - Friday, 27th July 2018

Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest ShowmanPresented by The Luna Cinema, enjoy a movie under the stars in the spectacular open-air setting of Chatsworth. The Greatest Showman (2017) Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum and his ventures into show business and stardom in...
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Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Saturday, 28th July 2018

Outdoor Cinema - Dirty DancingPresented by The Luna Cinema, enjoy a movie under the stars in the spectacular open-air setting of Chatsworth. Dirty Dancing (1987) starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey It's been 31 years since Dirty Dancing was first released! Come and find out why nobody puts baby in the corner…
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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Cutting Garden DaySpend the day with our garden team and learn about the cutting garden, making a seasonal arrangement, with a picnic lunch.
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Wednesday, 8th August 2018 - Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Outdoor Theatre - The TempestBring a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening at Chatsworth watching Shakespeare's play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.
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Tuesday, 14th August 2018 - Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Kitchen Garden ExperienceA walking tour of the Kitchen garden with the chance to pick seasonal fruit and vegetables and take some home
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Jewels from the Devonshire CollectionAn illustrated tour followed by a talk with key pieces from the collection.
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Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 - Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

Chatsworth Up CloseTake a tour with members of the Chatsworth team and discover some surprising secrets along the way.
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Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Saturday, 28th July 2018

Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth Talk & TourAn illustrated talk about the 6th Dukes Head Gardener, Joseph Paxton, and his work at Chatsworth during the 19th Century followed by a guided walk around the garden.
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Tuesday, 26th June 2018 - Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 - Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Capability Brown's LandscapeExplore Edensor, Calton Lees, New Piece Wood, and the transformation of the park by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 18th Century.
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Wednesday, 11th July 2018 - Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Dobb Edge and BarbrookExplore the North park and the legacy of 19th century Head Gardener Joseph Paxton at Barbrook, Dobb edge and Stand wood - includes stiles and steep slopes.
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018 - Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Lakes LoopExplore the woodland above Chatsworth House and the lakes which provide water for the garden and many water features.
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Wednesday, 27th June 2018 - Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Tuesday, 16th October 2018 - Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - Edensor and BeyondPass through the estate village of Edensor before exploring the medieval and later landscape of Calton pastures.
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Tuesday, 10th July 2018 - Tuesday, 10th July 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - Chatsworth's Prehistoric LandscapeDiscover prehistoric cairns, rock art and a stone circle on a walk to Dobb edge, Gibbet moor and The Warren.
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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - The Dukes WalkRe-trace one of the 12th Duke of Devonshire's favourite walks - from Chatsworth to Bakewell. As seen in the 2012 BBC Chatsworth series.
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018 - Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - The Warren and Beeley VillageClimb up through Stand Wood and The Warren before dropping down into the estate village of Beeley and returning to Chatsworth alongside the River Derwent.
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Wednesday, 18th July 2018 - Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Old Park Guided WalkLed by Dave Spencer, Domain Senior Supervisor, explore and learn more about the Old park a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an area of the park normally closed to visitors.
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Friday, 14th September 2018 - Friday, 9th November 2018

Chatsworth Outdoors: Grounds for SculptureCelebrate sculpture at Chatsworth with us this autumn in the garden.
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Saturday, 21st July 2018 - Thursday, 30th August 2018

Summer at ChatsworthCelebrate summer at Chatsworth with live music and garden games, or simply enjoy the glorious garden. Just remember to find time for an ice-cream...
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Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

Half-term Halloween HootEnjoy Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... Join us if you dare.
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Chatsworth Bonfire and FireworksWrap up and enjoy live music, dancing and circus performers, face painting for little ones, as well as the traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display.
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Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Christmas Textile TourA fascinating insight into the work that goes into preparing for the Christmas season.
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Christmas at ChatsworthChristmas is everyone’s favourite time of year, especially at Chatsworth.
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Friday, 16th November 2018 - Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Chatsworth Christmas MarketSoak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations – you’ll be sure to find perfect presents for all the family.
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