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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House was built in the 17th century by the first Duke of Devonshire and has been owned by the family ever since. Driving through the grounds on the B6012, the house is a beautiful sight, the clean lines of the vast Palladian facade perfectly balanced by the undulating partly wooded parkland.
 
The gardens are a real treat, and owe much to the combined efforts of Capability Brown and who designed them in the 1750's and seventy years later, Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace in London. There are water fountains, a rock garden, an artificial waterfall, a grotto and a folly as well as a nursery and greenhouses.
 
Inside the house, see the ornate ceilings of the State Apartments, and the Great Dining Room, with the table set as it was for the visit of Geoge V and Quen Mary in 1933. Paintings include works by Frans Hals, Tintoretto, Veronese, Van Dyck and Rembrandt.
 
Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, with something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art to the finest shopping, food and drink and many miles of free walks. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park.

Chatsworth House Address:
Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
England, UK

Chatsworth House Opening Times:
14th March to 23rd December 
 
House 
11.00 am to 5.30 pm, last admission 4.30 pm
 
Garden
11.00 am to 6.00 pm, last admission 5.00 pm
 
Farmyard and adventure playground
10.30 am to 5.30 pm, last admission 4.30 pm
 
Shops
11.00am to 5.30pm
 
Carriage House restaurant and Stables
Grill and drinks
10.15 am to 5.00 pm
Hot food served at lunchtime
 
Jean Pierre’s Bar
11.00 am to 4.30 pm
Hot food served at lunchtime
 
Farm shop in Pilsley (1½ miles)
Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Sunday, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Park Open all year
No charge
House car park shut during closed season

Admission:
 
A 10% discount is available for online bookings through the Chatsworth House Website

A family pass to all attractions for two adults and up to four children offers good value; different sections of the pass can be used to gain admittance to the house, garden and farmyard once each over any two days. See the Chatsworth House website for details.
 
Chatsworth House and Garden
Adults £11.50
Senior citizens/students £9.50
Children £6.25
Family ticket £32.00
 
Garden only
Adults £7.50
Senior citizens /students £6.00
Children £4.50
Family ticket £21.00
 
Farmyard & adventure playground
Adults £5.00
Children £5.25
Senior citizens £4.00
Family ticket £19.50 
Children under 3 Free

Car Park 
£2.00 per car

T  +44 (0)1246 565300
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