Set in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House and estate near Chesterfield offers a stunning setting for a great day out. If you're looking for history, art, magical gardens, country walks, exquisite boutique shopping, excellent food or somewhere to entertain the children then the Chatsworth Estate is the perfect place to visit.
Chatsworth House, which is part of the Devonshire family estate, stands in 1,000 acres ofstunning parklandin the Derbyshire Peak District. It is within easy reach of Chesterfield (25mins), Buxton (25mins) and Derby (50mins) and is well worth a visit.
The mainChatsworth House websitehas a wealth of information covering pretty much every possible question you may have. You'll find information on...
An update on the Chatsworth House Masterplan featuring details of renovation work to safeguard the estates future
Fantastic farmyard & playground activities for all the family located a short stroll from the house
105 acres of majestically landscaped gardens including contemporary sculptures
Rare treasure displays including diamonds and colourful jewels, paintings and other many other precious objects and rarities.
A delightful range of shops set in a beautiful courtyard of Chatsworth House
A terrific garden centre can be found at the southern end of the park. Parking is available in the Calton Lees car park, but it's a lovely stroll along the riverside from the main house
Fine food and hospitality whatever your appetite from brunch to afternoon tea
Award-winning Chatsworth farm shop and restaurant in Pilsley
Accommodation is also available with hotels and traditional holiday cottages situated on the Chatsworth Estate
There is a packed events programme taking pace on the Chatsworth estate in 2012, including -
Caro at Chatsworth
Half-term fun and Jubilee celebrations
Concerts in the Garden
Chatsworth Country Fair
Live Christmas Nativity performances featuring animals from the farmyard! Plus Christmas markets and much more.
A wide range of otherengaging activitiesare on offer, including behind the scenes tours, sculpture installations, discovery days, special gourmet occasions, floral workshops, car rallies and food markets. Keep a look out on the main Chatsworth House website for full event details.
I am ashamed to say that although I had visited many times, I had never previously been inside the house, always thought it was too expensive, how wrong I was!
The enormity of the place and the absolute...