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.
Explore Chatsworth's 105 acres of stunning garden, miles of footpaths, extravagant water features, outdoor art exhibitions, surprises at every turn, rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens, and magnificent views of the park.
Farmyard and Adventure Playground
In Chatsworth's working farmyard you can meet and learn about their friendly animals, not to mention the fun-packed woodland playground with a rope park and zip line, as well as water and sand play. There are also special activities during Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Chatsworth's gift shops have a wide selection of beautiful and exclusive products inspired by different aspects of the Chatsworth Estate. The gift shops provide hours of delight and retail therapy.
Restaurants and cafés
There are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat – whether you fancy a quick snack, a hearty meal or a luxurious afternoon tea, Chatsworth has something for everyone.
Seasonal menu celebrating local produce
NEW- Chatsworth Kitchen is a contemporary dining and shopping experience that celebrates the finest produce and products sourced from the Chatsworth estate and local makers across the Derbyshire Dales.
Located just five minutes from Chatsworth, at Peak Village in the charming village of Rowsley, the menu includes a high quality range of tempting brunch and lunch options alongside freshly baked cakes, expertly brewed coffee and a selection of cocktails, wines and local ales.
Decorating the interior is a fascinating collection of authentic artefacts from the estate’s stores, including jelly moulds, pots, pans and an oak table that would have been the main workstation for kitchen staff during the Victorian era.
Chatsworth has always prided itself on the welcome they offer to all visitors. Now able to offer full lift access to all floors of the historic building, Chatsworth can ensure that visitors using wheelchairs are able to share the same experience as other visitors, and see everything the house has to offer. The Chatsworth team are always ready to help you plan your visit; call 01246 565300 to ensure you have the access support you need.
FAMILY £38 (2 adults, up to 3 children)
HOUSE & GARDEN
FAMILY £70 (2 adults, up to 3 children)
- Trip Advisor Awards Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Other Awards Historic Houses Association Member 2019
- Other Awards The Treasure Houses of England 2019
- Visit England VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019
- Green Tourism Green Tourism Gold Award 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- COVID-19 measures in place
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads are allowed in the garden and parkland. Dogs are not allowed in the house or farmyard (except guide dogs).
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
* For opening times please visit www.chatsworth.org/your-visit/opening-times/
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1902
- AngusMillyTrip Type:Friends getawayOverpriced and really overcrowded - commercial rather than historicSaturday, 24th September 2022If you like modern art this is for you. If you want to learn about the history of the house and the family you will find very little from walking around the few rooms that are open to the public... Read full review
- gueymeihTrip Type:Solo travelWhat would it look like if it were managed by the NT or the EH?Monday, 26th September 2022If I could give a 3.5 rating, I would've done that. The extra 0.5 was for the beautiful weather. I think they've done a good job on merging the modern art collection into a historical house. I'm... Read full review
- d123456789pBillingham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely but expensive day out!Wednesday, 28th September 2022Lovely place but make sure to bring your wallet! Expensive to get in plus car park charge! Once inside, if you don’t have a picnic, be prepared to be fleeced in the cafe! I’m not a skin flint but... Read full review
Map & 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.