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Chatsworth House & Gardens

Remarkable house and estate with exceptional collections including twentieth-century additions by Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

Chatsworth House

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Chatsworth, home of the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collections, one of Europe’s most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.

Each year Chatsworth hosts a number of special events including the horse trials, country fair and Christmas market; and from November the lower floors of the house are transformed for the annual Christmas displays. In addition to the busy events programme, each year Chatsworth also hosts a number of special exhibitions included with admission.

The estate also offers holiday cottages, hotels, shops and restaurants, including the award winning Chatsworth Estate Farm shop in the village of Pilsley, approximately 1.5 miles from Chatsworth House.

Please note that Chatsworth does not offer free access to members of Historic Houses, but is a member of our association, along with hundreds of houses we support across the UK. In order to see places you can visit for free as a Historic Houses member, please see our ‘Free to Visit’ listings page here.

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for the latest information.