Chatsworth

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

Described as the ‘Palace of the Peak’, there are over 30 rooms to explore in the house, which today contains works of art that span 4000 years. The 105-acre garden has evolved over more than 450 years, and continues to change today.

The farmyard and adventure playground are favourites of children of all ages, and the 1000-acre park on the banks of the river Derwent was chiefly designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s.

Chatsworth has a number of shops and restaurants, serving dishes ranging from light bites, through to warm hearty meals, and delicious afternoon teas. If you’d prefer something to take away, the award winning estate farm shop offers a wide variety of locally sourced products, and features a butchery, deli, bakery and fishmonger - plus much more.

With a calendar of events including the Chatsworth Country Fair, International Horse Trials, and Christmas in the house (to name but a few), you can be sure to find something for all the family.

For full details of attractions and events, please visit our website.

Info for groups:

Chatsworth offers a range of benefits for group bookings including preferential rates for groups of 15 or more, dedicated group bookings office, coach driver’s restroom, refreshment voucher and free admission to the house and garden, and free coach parking for pre-booked group visits to the house and garden.

Seasonal Park Walks

21 Sep 2019 - 9 Oct 2019

Take in some of the best views and discover fascinating stories as you are led by an expert guide on our seasonal park walks.

The Dog: A celebration at Chatsworth

21 Sep 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

This 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.

Chatsworth Up Close

21 Sep 2019 - 1 Oct 2019

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

Watercolour Workshop

21 Sep 2019 - 5 Oct 2019

Enjoy a half-day watercolour workshop with artist Gillian Beale. Explore your artistic side and take inspiration from the colours in the garden at Chatsworth.

Historic Textile Tour

21 Sep 2019 - 8 Oct 2019

A guided tour of the most special textiles on display in the house with visits behind-the-scenes to our textile archives and conservation room.

Basket-Making Workshop

21 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

Under the instruction of basket maker Maggie Cooper, weave stems of willow to create a beautiful basket to take away with you.

Willow sculptures workshop

21 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

Weave 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.
Calling all Lizzie Bennets and Mr Darcys to come along and celebrate.

Chatsworth Arts Festival

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

A dynamic weekend of culture, thought and performance from high profile artists to inspiring new makers, designers and stylists.
400 years of literary Chatsworth.

Autumn Half-Term Fun

26 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

Enjoy autumnal fun and Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... join us if you dare.
A fascinating insight into the work that goes into preparing for the Christmas season.

Bonfire and fireworks

2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

Wrap up and enjoy a range of live entertainment, as well as the traditional bonfire and two dazzling firework displays.

Christmas at Chatsworth

9 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.

Christmas market

15 Nov 2019 - 3 Dec 2019

Soak 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.

Masquerade Ball

30 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019

Celebrate Christmas in style with our ever-popular magical masquerade ball and an elegant three-course dinner.
Weave your own willow angels, stars and wreaths to decorate your home or garden this Christmas, led by basket maker Maggie Cooper.

New Year's Eve Ball

31 Dec 2019

Swing into the New Year at Chatsworth with live music, dancing and an elegant four-course dinner.

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2020

11 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

Get back to nature in the gorgeous grounds of the Chatsworth Estate and enjoy a day exploring the delights of the natural world.

Chatsworth
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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