Chatsworth

The car parks at the house and Calton Lees, as well as our Park picnic shop, will reopen on 29 May. The estate farm shop in Pilsley remains open, with special safety measures in place. The house, garden, farmyard, shops and restaurants remain closed until further notice.

Access to the car parks will only be possible with a pre-booked ticket. We ask that all visitors respect our local communities, staff and each other, and only travel to the area if you have booked a ticket.

 

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.

Life Stories

26 May 2020 - 4 Oct 2020

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

Raphael 500

26 May 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

Raphael's drawings in the Old Master Drawings Cabinet - explore this display with a House & garden or House, garden & farmyard ticket.

Dressed to Impress

26 May 2020 - 23 Jun 2020

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

Seasonal Park Walks

26 May 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

26 May 2020 - 15 Jul 2020

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

Garden Development Walking Tour

26 May 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.

One Tree at a Time

26 May 2020 - 17 Oct 2020

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

Woodland Creatures

26 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.

Tractor and Trailer Tour

26 May 2020 - 7 Jun 2020

Enjoy beautiful views while learning about the history of the landscape.

Bat Walk

26 May 2020 - 13 Aug 2020

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

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.

Estate Farm Shop Food & Gift Fair

29 May 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.

Servants' Footsteps

18 Jun 2020 - 11 Aug 2020

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

Pride & Prejudice Regency Ball

20 Jun 2020 - 26 Sep 2020

Calling all Lizzie Bennets and Mr Darcys to come along and celebrate.
Natural history works from the Devonshire Collections that changed the way we see the natural world.
A walking tour of the Kitchen garden with the chance to pick seasonal fruit and vegetables and take some home.
Bring a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening at Chatsworth watching one of Shakespeare's brilliant tragedies.

Gin and Jazz in the Garden

6 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020

An evening of fine food, gin and jazz at the Maze.

Bubbles and Bublé in the Garden

8 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020

A swinging night at the Maze with fine food, live music and a glass of bubbles on arrival.
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.

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.

Chatsworth Country Fair

4 Sep 2020 - 6 Sep 2020

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

Chatsworth Arts Festival

18 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

A dynamic weekend of culture, thought and performance from artists, makers and designers.

From Quarry to Country House

22 Sep 2020 - 13 Oct 2020

A short history of Chatsworth in four parts.

Information relating to Coronavirus.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, venues and attractions are currently closed and events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.