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.

Dinner with a mind reader

21 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019

A spellbinding evening of fine food and award-winning entertainment.

Seasonal Park Walks

21 Apr 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 Apr 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.

Easter at Chatsworth

21 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

There’s lots to see and do all across the garden and farmyard throughout the school holidays.

Chatsworth Young Farmers

21 Apr 2019 - 28 Aug 2019

Join our farmyard team to help with their daily jobs. This is a chance for hands-on involvement in caring for the Chatsworth farmyard animals.

Conservation of the Mortlake Tapestries

21 Apr 2019 - 11 Jun 2019

Explore the conservation process of the Mortlake tapestries.

Old Park Guided Walk

21 Apr 2019 - 18 Jul 2019

A rare chance to explore and learn more about the SSSI in spring and/or summer.

Chatsworth Up Close

30 Apr 2019 - 1 Oct 2019

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

Keeping Chickens

8 May 2019

Whether you've always wanted to keep your own birds or just want a fun day out with a difference, this workshop is a great hands-on experience.
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth.

Head Gardener

14 May 2019

An illustrated tour of the garden exploring areas of horticultural interest led by our Head Gardener.
A journey through the archives.

VIP tour with the Duchess of Devonshire

16 May 2019 - 12 Sep 2019

An illustrated tour of the house with the Duchess of Devonshire and curator of The Dog exhibition, Alex Hodby.

Watercolour Workshop

19 May 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.

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019

5 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

Hold onto that summer feeling and book now for 2019’s great British flower show at Chatsworth

Historic Textile Tour

18 Jun 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.

Garden Floristry Half Day

19 Jun 2019 - 20 Aug 2019

This 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.

Servants' Footsteps

20 Jun 2019 - 8 Aug 2019

More stories from 'below stairs' featuring an exclusive tour.
An illustrated talk about the plant hunting expeditions that the 6th Duke encouraged from Chatsworth during the 19th century followed by a guided walk around the gardens.

Basket-Making Workshop

23 Jun 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

23 Jun 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.
A guided tour and a fascinating talk looking into the historical development of dogs as pets by The Kennel Club Collections Manager.
Natural history in the Chatsworth Library and archives.
A guided tour of the garden learning more about plants and their uses and make your own handcream using plants.

Pride & Prejudice Regency ball

13 Jul 2019 - 21 Sep 2019

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

Chatsworth
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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