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Overview


Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

Explore the historic house for fascinating stories and one of Europe’s most significant art collections. In the garden, discover water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers set in Britain’s most stunning and surprising country estate. Or come face to face with our farm animals in our working farmyard and enjoy adventurous fun in the playground.

Furthermore, with holiday cottages and hotels, shops and restaurants, including Britain’s best farm shop, you can really make the most of your time with us.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Garden only: every day from 24 March, 11am to 5.30pm.

Opening
Opening

Garden only: every day from 24 March, 11am to 5.30pm.

 

Find Us
Find us

Chatsworth is located in central England, in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. It is north of Derby and south of Sheffield.

Various buses travel to Chatsworth. 

The closest train station to is Chesterfield. However, buses from Chesterfield do not come all the way into to Chatsworth. The closest bus stop is Baslow, which is 2km on foot. It is possible to take the train to Sheffield and then take a bus from the Sheffield Interchange (across the road) directly to Chatsworth. Buses run approximately every hour.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members can visit the gardens for free once a year.

On the same day as a visit to the garden, Chatsworth offers HHA members a house ticket for a discounted rate of £10.   Tickets are available on the day of visiting, from the admission points.  These tickets are not available in advance online.

Prices for non Historic Houses members vary, please see website.

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Hearing loops
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Sign language guides/videos
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

At Chatsworth, we pride ourselves as being the perfect destination for groups, large and small.

Take a tour of the house, explore the 105-acre garden or have fun in the farmyard and playground.

Please see here for more information about group bookings.


Articles

Things to See

Walks

Feel free to explore the garden at your leisure or take part in one of our guided tours.



Upcoming events

31 Aug - 3 Sep 2018

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth Country Fair

31 August, 1 & 2 September 2018

Dancing diggers, diving dogs and heroic horsemanship will provide some of the exciting entertainment packed into this year’s Chatsworth Country Fair taking place over three days on the Derbyshire estate set against the gleaming stonework of the newly restored house.

JCB’s ten tonne ballerinas have curtsied for the Queen; pirouetted for television and thrilled thousands all over the world. Now the team of mechanical monsters weighing over 80 tonnes will bring their elegant and light dance moves to the Grand Ring.

Also back are the Household Cavalry Musical Ride whose riders perform to music a set of complex drill movements that showcase the skill, courage, precision and discipline of horse and rider. As part of the display, the riders lie on the ground with their horses to mimic a move they would have done on the battlefield. With fanfares to start and end the display and soldiers in full ceremonial regalia, this is always a sight to behold.

As ever, there is plenty of aerial entertainment with flypasts by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as breathtaking aerobatics from the Global All-Stars and precision parachuting from The British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team. One of the country’s largest hot air balloon lifts setting off each day in the early morning and at dusk across the river Derwent and parkland will provide a majestic sight across the countryside (lifts subject to suitable weather).

Changes this year see the Fine Food Village and the Stoves Cookery Demonstration Theatre moved to a bigger location in front of the house. Always a crowd favourite is the chance to experience first-hand some of the nation’s favourite chefs whipping up delicious culinary delights. This year, the live demos are headlined by Nadiya Hussain on Friday, followed by fair stalwarts Mary Berry CBE on Saturday and Paul Hollywood on Sunday along with some of the region’s most inspirational chefs.

The space next to the river will now accommodate an expanded fly fishing offer with more opportunities to ‘have-a-go’ casting a line from the new pontoons. Also new this year is K9 Aqua Sports, featuring all kinds of aquatic canine competition. Dogs will jump from a deck into a large swimming pool and compete against each other in the long jump, high jump and the sprint for dogs. As well as being great fun to watch, there’s also the chance to put your own dog to the test with ‘have-a-go’ sessions. It is open to all dogs, of any breed, size and ability, as long as they are over 6 months old

It will take all day to explore the showground with its host of attractions from the celebration of traditional country crafts to highland dancing, ferret racing and chance to have-a-go at dog racing; archery, clay pigeon or rifle shooting, not forgetting the shopping village.

In this celebration of the countryside, animals naturally take a starring role, whether it’s the adorable ponies taking part in the high-speed Mounted Games, the terrier race and hounds parade or the falconry display.

There is lots on offer for children too, from joining the Children’s March Past or the family fun dog show to wearing them out with the zorb balls, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, bumper cars, vintage fairground and the chance to get up close to exotic animals.

There are a number of accessible toilets around the showground as well as a attended Mobiloo, and a limited number of blue badge car parking spaces at the front of each car park.

On the gate prices for adults are £25 each day and includes parking while children 14 and under go free. There are also lots of offers available for booking in advance online including a two day ticket for just £32. Gates open at 9am each day, with a closing ceremony at 6.30pm.

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Weddings

We are delighted that you might be thinking of Chatsworth as a venue for your wedding. We are sure you will agree that Chatsworth makes an exceptional location for civil wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.

We would be happy to organise your wedding celebrations for you and make it a very special day that you will always remember. 

At Chatsworth, we understand that every bride and groom is different and we offer a range of wedding packages to create a special day, whatever your style and budget.

Facilties

  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Accommodation

We are delighted to share with you our collection of hotels, inns and cottages on and around the Chatsworth estate that will make your visit that little bit extra special.

 


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Chatsworth is the perfect place for all your corporate events, including meetings, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, receptions inside Chatsworth House and private dining.

The minimum is 10 people and the maximum is 120 people.

Find out more.

 

Facilties

  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities

School Visits

An education visit to Chatsworth makes for a rewarding day for students and teachers alike – whatever their stage of learning. Bursting with history, art from all ages and a working farmyard, there is so much at Chatsworth to enrich your students' curriculum.

 


Filming Opportunities

The list of possible locations is endless, from the restored exteriors and beautiful historic interiors of Chatsworth House itself to the 105-acre garden, including the Maze, Cascade, Rockery and impressive Emperor Fountain.

Entire villages, isolated houses and barns, parkland and forests, farms, lakes and rivers, moorland, pubs, shops and hotels are also available in and around Derbyshire's Peak District.