Covering over 100 acres, there’s lots to discover at Chatsworth.

Don’t miss the Cascade, the Emperor Fountain, Flora’s Temple, the Grotto and Rock Garden, the Maze and Kitchen Garden.

And if you have time, explore the wider landscape. A path from outside the farm entrance leads up to the Hunting Tower (built 1570s), Stand Wood, reservoirs and the Aqueduct. Also seek out Queen Mary’s Bower near the River. This was not where Queen Mary was held captive – she had rooms in the main house – but it formed part of the magnificent Water Gardens created by Bess of Hardwick in sixteenth century. It was restored in 1820s.

Chatsworth is lived in by the Dukes of Devonshire and managed by the Chatsworth House Trust.

Separate tickets must be bought for the Farmyard & Playground.

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Address: Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PN View map Phone: 01246 565300 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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