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

17 Jun 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

17 Jun 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 Young Farmers

17 Jun 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.

Old Park Guided Walk

17 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019

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

Chatsworth Up Close

17 Jun 2019 - 1 Oct 2019

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

VIP tour with the Duchess of Devonshire

17 Jun 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

17 Jun 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

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 Young Farmers Plus

2 Aug 2019 - 12 Aug 2019

Get hands-on in caring for our farmyard animals, with exciting jobs such as collecting eggs, grooming, milking the cows and taking the animals out to the fields - perfect for older children interested in animals and farming.
A walking tour of the Kitchen garden with the chance to pick seasonal fruit and vegetables and take some home.
An illustrated tour led by our Curator of decorative arts focusing on the history of ceramic collecting in the Devonshire family.

Chatsworth Country Fair

30 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

There's nothing quite like the annual fair at Chatsworth. Featuring spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land, demos from celebrity chefs plus entertainment for all the family, there's fun for all the family at the fair.

A walk with the dog

5 Sep 2019

Discover more about some of the most important pieces in the The Dog exhibition, including Landseer's Trial by Jury, during an illustrated tour led by our Curator of fine arts.
An illustrated tour followed by a talk with key pieces from the collection led by our Curator of decorative arts.
A guided tour of the garden learning more about plants and their uses and learn to make gifts using plants.
400 years of literary Chatsworth.

Chatsworth
Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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