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Chatsworth

Type:Historic House

Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 6919 reviews6919 reviews
Welcome to Chatsworth!

Guide Prices

For details on admission prices and parking, please visit http://www.chatsworth.org/book-tickets-and-prices

Awards

  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Gold Award Green Tourism Gold Award 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Destination Spa VisitEngland Destination Spa 2016
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Member Historic Houses Association Member 2018
  • Other AwardsThe Treasure Houses of England The Treasure Houses of England 2018

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides - Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Opening Times

Season (24 Mar 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)

* Opening 24 March 2018 - 6 January 2019 see website for times
Last entry 4.30pm
Please note Closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    4364
  • Very Good
    1512
  • Average
    569
  • Poor
    282
  • Terrible
    192

Recent Reviews:

  • Els2110
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Beautiful and well run
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th July 2018
    Had a lovely visit to Chatsworth yesterday. Was just as spectacular as I’d hoped. Considerate staff quickly noticed that my Mum might struggle with the stairs, and tactfully offered her to use the... Read full review
  • Les F
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful house and gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th July 2018
    Can't really add much to the previous reviews, but if you have never visited you are in for a treat. My wife misplaced her guidebook, we mentioned it to one of the room guides. Didn't think anything... Read full review
  • VinceLun
    Ramsey, Harwich, Essex
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    The Palace of The Peaks
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    What can one say that has not already been written somewhere about this palace in The Peaks! An amazing afternoon spent looking around the house and part of the grounds; one could easily spend the... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.


The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, which is 10 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station in Chesterfield10 miles away.

Bus number 170 from Chesterfield town centre to Baslow followed by 1¼ mile walk

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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

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Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest ShowmanPresented by The Luna Cinema, enjoy a movie under the stars in the spectacular open-air setting of Chatsworth. The Greatest Showman (2017) Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum and his ventures into show business and stardom in...
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Outdoor Cinema - Dirty DancingPresented by The Luna Cinema, enjoy a movie under the stars in the spectacular open-air setting of Chatsworth. Dirty Dancing (1987) starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey It's been 31 years since Dirty Dancing was first released! Come and find out why nobody puts baby in the corner…
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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Cutting Garden DaySpend the day with our garden team and learn about the cutting garden, making a seasonal arrangement, with a picnic lunch.
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Wednesday, 8th August 2018 - Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Outdoor Theatre - The TempestBring a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening at Chatsworth watching Shakespeare's play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.
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Tuesday, 14th August 2018 - Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Kitchen Garden ExperienceA walking tour of the Kitchen garden with the chance to pick seasonal fruit and vegetables and take some home
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Jewels from the Devonshire CollectionAn illustrated tour followed by a talk with key pieces from the collection.
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Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 - Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

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Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth Talk & TourAn illustrated talk about the 6th Dukes Head Gardener, Joseph Paxton, and his work at Chatsworth during the 19th Century followed by a guided walk around the garden.
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Short Seasonal Park Walk - Capability Brown's LandscapeExplore Edensor, Calton Lees, New Piece Wood, and the transformation of the park by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 18th Century.
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018 - Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Lakes LoopExplore the woodland above Chatsworth House and the lakes which provide water for the garden and many water features.
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Long Seasonal Park Walk - The Dukes WalkRe-trace one of the 12th Duke of Devonshire's favourite walks - from Chatsworth to Bakewell. As seen in the 2012 BBC Chatsworth series.
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Long Seasonal Park Walk - The Warren and Beeley VillageClimb up through Stand Wood and The Warren before dropping down into the estate village of Beeley and returning to Chatsworth alongside the River Derwent.
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Half-term Halloween HootEnjoy Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... Join us if you dare.
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Chatsworth Bonfire and FireworksWrap up and enjoy live music, dancing and circus performers, face painting for little ones, as well as the traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display.
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Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - Tuesday, 6th November 2018

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