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Historic House, next open Sun 16 Mar 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015

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Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

The Painted Hall

The Painted Hall

Fun at the Cascades!

Fun at the Cascades!

Details

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. 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 Collection, 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.
The 105 acre garden is famous for its rich history, and includes historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, Joseph Paxton's Rockery, the maze and an impressive kitchen garden. The famous waterworks include the 300 year old Cascade, the trough waterfall in the rockery and the gravity-fed Emperor fountain which plays to 90m. The 1000 acre park, designed by 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s, is one of the most iconic and historic man-made landscapes in Britain.
The working farmyard offers people of all ages the opportunity to handle the animals, learn about food production and find out more about poultry, cattle and sheep, to name but a few, whilst the woodland adventure playground is a thrill for children of all ages, including slides, trampolines and water and sand play.
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. In addition to the headline exhibition, every autumn the Chatsworth Garden hosts Sotheby's Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition, as well as a rolling programme of showcasing Old Master Drawings which continues through the year.
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.
Better access for all: Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome it offers all visitors. There is full lift access to all floors of the historic building, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to experience everything the house has to offer.

For further details see www.chatsworth.org

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringPicnic siteWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Better access for all: Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome we offer all visitors. Now we are able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building for the first time, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as all our other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call us on 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 16 Mar 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015 Mon - Fri 11:00 to 17:30 | Sat - Sun 10:00 to 17:30
Closed on 24, 25, 26 Dec 2014 and 1 Jan 2015

Prices

Discovery ticket House, garden, farmyard & adventure playground. Fantastic value ticket to see everything Chatsworth offers; valid for 1 visit to the house, garden and farmyard for one day.
Adult £21.00, Senior citizen/student £19.00, Child £15.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £65.00

House & Garden entry:
Adult £18.00, Senior citizen/student £16.00, Child £10.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £49.00


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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Chatsworth on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 256691  Lat: 53.21887 Long: -1.61790

    Chatsworth is 8 miles north of Matlock off the B6012. From M1 take A617 to Chesterfield. From Chesterfield follow signs for Chatsworth A619. Continue for 8 miles through the village of Baslow. Pass Cavendish Hotel on left, at roundabout, take 1st exit signed Chatsworth. Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Chatsworth Estate. Cross cattle grid and take next left to Chatsworth House.

    Parking: with charge

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Better access for all: Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome we offer all visitors. Now we are able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building for the first time, ensuring that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as all our other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call us on 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need