Chatsworth House Derbyshire

Chatsworth house Derbyshire is an excellent base to have a short break in the Peak district Derbyshire. There are plenty of activities which range from walks to golf courses around Chatsworth.

A little History

Chatsworth remains the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house’s architecture and various collections have been evolving for 500 years.

The house has over 30 rooms to explore (It’s advisable to call ahead to enquire if there are any restrictions. Chatsworth house Derbyshire is constantly improving itself and certain refurbishments undertaken may cause some rooms to be closed. To be fair to the Chatsworth estate these refurbishments are usually done when the house is closed to the public)

The rooms you can visit include a magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, newly restored Sketch Galleries and the beautiful Sculpture Gallery. In the Guest Bedrooms, meet an Edwardian Lady's Maid who will be revealing the secrets of her mistress's suitcase of clothes, or dress up in one of our period costumes.

The diverse art collection, which Chatsworth houses, is one of Europe’s most significant and has been added to over the years by each Cavendish family generation. The collection includes Old Masters, contemporary ceramics, artefacts from Ancient Egypt, modern sculpture and computer portraits to name but a few. The Old Master Drawings Cabinet opened in 2012 to showcase selections from over 2000 pieces within the collection, many of which have not been publicly displayed within living memory. Further information about the collection can be found on Chatsworth house web site.

Chatsworth house hold some fantastic events throughout the year. This year I and my family will be visiting all the events listed below. They are great days out. If you have any questions about family days out in Chatsworth feel free to ask us as we spend some great days with our kids at Chatsworth. 

  • Chatsworth international Horse trials
  • West end classics
  • Party in the park
  • Chatsworth country fair
  • Christmas at Chatsworth

For a list of this year’s events and booking information visit the Chatsworth house web site


Walk, drink, eat and sleep near Chatsworth house Derbyshire

  • Hotels near Chatsworth
  • Chatsworth holiday cottages
  • Restaurants near Chatsworth
  • Pubs near Chatsworth
  • Walks around Chatsworth.

Things to do in Chatsworth house Derbyshire

  • The House and displays,
  • The gardens
  • Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground
  • Shopping in the house shops
  • Chatsworth Farm shop
  • Taking afternoon tea in the Cavendish rooms

Things to do near Chatsworth house Derbyshire

Haddon Hall (DE45 1ND) around 3 miles away.

Caudwell's Mill & Craft Centre, Rowsley (DE4 2EB) around 3 miles away.

Old House Museum, Bakewell (DE45 1FG) around 3 miles away.

Darwin Forest Country Park (S45 0LS) around 4 miles away.

Saint Lawrence's Church, Eyam (S32 5QH) around 4 miles away.

Eyam Hall & Craft Centre (S32 5QZ) around 4 miles away.

Linacre Reservoirs (S42 7AZ) around 4 miles away.

Eyam Museum (S32 5QP)around 5 miles away.

Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor (DE4 2LS) around 5 miles away.

Eyam Moor Tumulus & Stone Circle around 5 miles away.

Longshaw Estate Country Park (S11 7TZ) around 5 miles away.

Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve (DE45 1JF) around 5 miles away.

Cressbrook Dale National Nature Reserve (SK17 8RP) around 6 miles away.

Long Dale National Nature Reserve (DE4 2BX) around 6 miles away.

Saint Michael's Church, Hathersage (S32 1DA) around 6 miles away.

Longshaw estate (S11 7TZ) – about 6.5 miles away.

Winster Market House (DE4 2DS) around 7 miles away.

Monk's Dale National Nature Reserve (SK17 8PJ) around 8 miles away.

Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gibb Hill Barrow around 8 miles away.

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery (S41 7UB) around 8 miles away.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (S7 2LA) around 9 miles away.

Ogston Reservoir (DE55 6FN) around 10 miles away.

Peveril Castle (S33 8WU) around 10 miles away.

Hay Dale National Nature Reserve (SK17 8ED) around 10 miles away.

Peak Cavern, Castleton (S33 8WS) around 10 miles away.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre (S43 2PR) around 10 miles away.

Biggin Dale National Nature Reserve (SK17 0AY) around 10 miles away.

Speedwell Cavern  around 10 miles away.

Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (S10 2PE) around 11 miles away.

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton (S33 8WA) around 11 miles away.

Ridgeway Craft Centre, Mosborough (S12 3XT) around 11 miles away.

National Tramway Museum, Crich (DE4 5DP) around 11 miles away.

Mam Tor around 12 miles away.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (SK17 7PE) around 12 miles away.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens (S21 3WB) around 12 miles away.

Stainsby Mill (NT) (S44 5RW) around 12 miles away.

Bolsover Castle (S44 6BH) around 13 miles away.

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (SK17 9DJ) around 13 miles away.

Poole's Cavern, Buxton (SK17 9DJ) around 13 miles away.

Upper Derwent Reservoirs around 13 miles away.

Hardwick Hall Garden (NT) (S44 5QJ) around 13 miles away.

Buxton Country Park (SK17 6UF) around 13 miles away.

Chestnut Centre Conservation Park (SK23 0QR) around 14 miles away.

Rother Valley Country Park (S20 2RS) around 14 miles away.

Belper River Gardens (DE56 1DQ) around 15 miles away.

Midland Railway Centre, Butterley (DE5 3QU) around 15 miles away.

Stainsby mill : Hardwick estate (S44 5QJ) – 20 miles away.

Hardwick hall (S44 5QJ) – 20 miles away.

Golf Clubs near Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

We have listed a little more information on our Golf clubs near Chesterfield page

Chatsworth Golf Club – (More information)

Bakewell Golf Club – (More information)

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