Chatsworth

After welcoming many of you back in recent months, we are delighted to announce our next cautious step in reopening. The house will reopen on 27 July with increased safety measures including reduced capacity, small changes to the visitor route to enable social distancing and additional cleaning routines.

We will continue the timed entry system introduced for the car parks and garden, and remember, all visits to Chatsworth must be pre-booked. Your time slot will specify the time you need to arrive, although you may stay until the car park closes at 6pm.

Tickets to the house still include the garden, although please note that once you leave the house, you will not be able to re-enter on the same day without a new booking.

In line with government policy, all visitors to the house must have a face covering, as the exit from the house is via a shop. Anyone without a face covering will not be allowed into the house, other than those who are exempt.

Farmyard and adventure playground will reopen from 5 August

We can't wait to see you.

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.

Cutting Garden Day

12 Aug 2020

Spend the day with our experts in the garden team and learn about the Kitchen and cutting garden, making a seasonal arrangement, with a picnic lunch.

Bat Walk

13 Aug 2020

Explore the interesting world of bats at Chatsworth with the Derbyshire Bat Group.

Estate Farm Shop Food & Gift Fair

26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020

Join us at the estate farm shop for a few delicious days with a difference. Sample a selection of the finest food and drink from the best of our British producers.

Seasonal Park Walks

29 Sep 2020

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

To the Stars

15 Oct 2020

An introduction to the night sky.
Learn how to create, carve and print a linocut block, inspired by the Chatsworth Garden.

Literary Chatsworth

20 Oct 2020

400 years of literary Chatsworth.

Bonfire and Fireworks

31 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020

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

Christmas at Chatsworth

7 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.

Christmas Market

13 Nov 2020 - 1 Dec 2020

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.
A fascinating insight into the work that goes into preparing for the Christmas season.

New Year's Eve Ball

31 Dec 2020

Ring in the New Year at Chatsworth with live music, dancing and a delectable four-course dinner.

Chatsworth Country Fair

3 Sep 2021 - 5 Sep 2021

Featuring spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land, demos from celebrity chefs plus entertainment for all the family.

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Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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