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Chatsworth

Type:Historic House

Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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Tel01246 565300

Painted Hall at Christmas

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

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

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

Opening Times

Season (24 Mar 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)
Season (23 Mar 2019 - 5 Jan 2020)

* 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

From North/South Leave M1 at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout, take 1st exit (continuous lane, signposted Chatsworth). At traffic lights, select middle lane and to straight on, keep in left land and at roundabout (Matalan), take 2nd exit (A619, signposted Chatsworth). 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 the House.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 and follow route from North/South

From West From Bakewell, take A6 (signposted Matlock) to village of Rowsley. Take 1st left after Peacock Inn (signposted Chatsworth). Follow road to traffic light controlled bridge. Continue on same road through Chatsworth Estate and take next right to the House.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station in Chesterfield10 miles away.

Bus number 170 from Chesterfield town centre to Baslow followed by 1¼ mile walk

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Wednesday, 5th June 2019 - Sunday, 9th June 2019

RHS Chatsworth Flower ShowSet in the spectacular grounds of the Chatsworth estate, the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is looking forward to its third year of bringing innovative gardening ideas, insightful talks theatres and tradestands galore to Derbyshire.
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Friday, 30th August 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

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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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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Christmas at Chatsworth, Enter a Land of Make-BelieveChristmas is everyone’s favourite time of year, especially at Chatsworth.
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

Christmas Twilight Evenings at ChatsworthGet into the festive mood with Chatsworth's magical twilight evenings. Warmed by a delicious mince pie and a glass of wine, enjoy live music from traditional bell ringers and a strings trio as you explore the house dressed for Christmas
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Saturday, 15th December 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

Saturday, 22nd December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Christmas Nativity at Chatsworth Farm and PlaygroundJoin us in bringing the nativity to life with our farmyard animals and your children as the stars of the show in a heart-warming Christmas performance.
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Friday, 11th January 2019 - Friday, 11th January 2019

From the Servants' Hall to the Village School250 years of life and work on the Chatsworth Estate
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Friday, 18th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019

A Tale of Two HousesInsights into the Tudor period at Chatsworth and Hardwick
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Friday, 25th January 2019 - Friday, 25th January 2019

Dressed to ImpressGain a fascinating insight into how the Devonshires and their servants were 'dressed to impress' with details from the Devonshire archives and historic costume collection.
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019 - Tuesday, 29th January 2019

Hidden ChatsworthThe Duke and Duchess of Devonshire reveal some of the recent discoveries made at Chatsworth during the 10-year restoration and share some of the hidden features not seen every day.
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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Friday, 1st February 2019

Decisive MomentsLord Burlington discusses his passion for photography.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

The Garden, Past, Present and FutureChatsworth Head Gardener Steve Porter will share a fascinating insight into the history of the Chatsworth Garden and its future.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Sunday, 6th October 2019

The Dog: A Celebration at ChatsworthThis exhibition, conceived by the Duchess of Devonshire, will explore the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, photographs and contemporary art. We will delve deep into the Devonshire Collection to share stories and capture the idiosyncratic,...
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

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Wednesday, 7th August 2019 - Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Wednesday, 14th August 2019 - Wednesday, 14th August 2019

Wednesday, 21st August 2019 - Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Wednesday, 28th August 2019 - Wednesday, 28th August 2019

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, 30th April 2019 - Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Tuesday, 1st October 2019 - Tuesday, 1st October 2019

Chatsworth Up CloseTake a tour with members of the Chatsworth team and discover some surprising secrets along the way.
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