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.

Christmas at Chatsworth

12 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth.

Masquerade Ball

12 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019

Celebrate Christmas in style with our ever-popular magical masquerade ball and an elegant three-course dinner.

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.
A fascinating look into the working life of a 21st century seamstress.
A fascinating look into this year's exhibition - Life Stories.
What does it mean to connect with nature? In 2020, many of our programmes at Chatsworth explore connecting with nature and culture.
Discover the fascinating history of Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth.
Join Steve Porter, Chatsworth Head of Gardens and Landscape, for an illustrated talk about the history of the Chatsworth and present developments, from RHS Chelsea in 2015 to Arcadia in 2019/20 and everything in between.
Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival and meet our expert wedding team, skilled chefs and carefully selected wedding partners providing inspiration for every aspect of your special day.
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire reflect on the contributions to the Devonshire Collections, house and garden from 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

Life Stories

21 Mar 2020 - 4 Oct 2020

Real people revealed in portraits and objects. Explore this exhibition with a House & garden or House, garden & farmyard ticket.

Season Opening

21 Mar 2020

2020 is set to be another remarkable year with so much to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and playground.

Dressed to Impress

2 Apr 2020 - 23 Jun 2020

An illustrated talk and tour delving into Chatsworth's historic costume collection.

Seasonal Park Walks

7 Apr 2020 - 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.

Old Park Guided Walk

15 Apr 2020 - 15 Jul 2020

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

Garden Development Walking Tour

21 Apr 2020 - 7 Oct 2020

Join the experts from our garden team and discover the work being carried out that will transform the Chatsworth Garden over the next few years.

An Introduction to Printmaking

24 Apr 2020 - 16 Oct 2020

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

One Tree at a Time

25 Apr 2020 - 17 Oct 2020

Explore Stand Wood and learn more about one of our magnificent native species.

Woodland Creatures

2 May 2020 - 10 Oct 2020

Grab a bug pack and a magnifying glass and travel into the woods with our Woodlands explorer on this guided walk, finishing in the Dell with a story and a snack.
A journey through the archives.
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

Historic Textiles and Conservation Tour

28 May 2020 - 19 Aug 2020

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.

Chatsworth Young Farmers

29 May 2020 - 26 Aug 2020

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.

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.

Servants' Footsteps

18 Jun 2020 - 11 Aug 2020

More stories from 'below stairs' featuring an exclusive tour.

Chatsworth
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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