Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Chatsworth's tradition of welcoming every visitor warmly continues in 2010, with more free daily talks in the house, garden and farmyard. Visitors are encouraged to quiz our friendly team to discover more about the intriguing people and events that have shaped Chatsworth's history over five centuries.

Every year, our skilled staff and valued guests put on a truly varied programme, spanning everything from farmyard and garden discovery days for children, to gourmet extravaganzas in the restaurant, that gives you the opportunity to get much more from your visit. Our hope is that by trying your hand at something new, improving on an existing hobby or skill, or just enjoying the chance to learn something from an enthusiastic expert, you will be entertained and have fun, which is what makes any day out worthwhile.


Fabulous rooms, unique treasures, new displays, audio tours, and unlimited access to the 105 acre garden, with waterworks, sculptures and maze

This year is a very special year for Chatsworth, for a start, there is more of the house to see than ever before, with the new, more accessible route for visitors, including both new and restored spaces and views and a really spectacular range of new displays of rarely seen treasures.


105 acres, miles of footpaths, famous waterworks, the newly opened Quebec area, modern sculptures, the maze, rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens

In the garden there are new sculpture commissions and ever more varied seasonal colours and plantings to discover. And our calendar of events, be they big or small, new or much loved favourites, continues to grow, as you will see in the pages that follow.


Huge woodland adventure playground and water play, wide variety of farm animals to see, daily milking and other fantastic activities, newly refurbished café and shop

Younger visitors and families particularly enjoy the farmyard with its wide variety of animals and their young, and the spectacular woodland adventure playground. From daily animal handling sessions, to fabulous water play and spiral slides, there is something for everyone.

The house (including the five state rooms), garden and farmyard are open every day until 31 October 2010. Then from 6 November to 23 December 2010, the two lower floors of the house are open and decorated for Christmas while the state rooms close for essential annual conservation. All other attractions remain open until 23 December. Please note 'winter season' admission prices are applicable from 6 November.

The car park has an all day charge of £2 per car.

Menu Options

The Cavendish rooms offers a sophisticated menu including brunch and afternoon tea, and the family-friendly Carriage House restaurant provides delicious home-cooked meals. All our food is freshly prepared by our talented team of chefs and bakers. Cafe is also open at the Farmyard.

Visit Owner's Website

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Opening Times

House opening times - 11am-5.30pm (4.30pm last admission)

Garden opening times - 11am-6pm (5pm last admission)

From June to October, the garden opens at 10.30am

Farmyard and adventure playground opening times - 10.30am-5.30pm (4.30pm last admission)


01246 565 300


DISCOVERY TICKET - see everything Chatsworth offers; valid for 1 visit to the house, garden and farmyard for one day.
Adult - £15.50
Adult (winter season)- £17.00
Senior citizen/student - £12.00
Senior citizen/student (winter season) - £13.50
Child - £9.50
Child (winter season)- £10.00
Family Ticket - £46.00
Family ticket (winter season) - £47.00
Reductions available to ticket price if you just want to visit the house & garden or just the gardens please click through to owners website for further details.