Chatsworth House & Gardens 2016

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Chatsworth House will reopen on Saturday 19th March 2016.

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, newly restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections and the Devonshire Collection encompasses Old Masters, contemporary ceramics, artefacts from Ancient Egypt, modern sculpture and computer portraits to name but a few.

In the 105 acre garden, 17th century formal waterworks and sculptures can be seen alongside Capability Brown’s lawns and Joseph Paxton’s rockeries, fountains and greenhouses and more than 5 miles of walks. Families enjoy the farmyard and the woodland adventure playground which thrills and delights children of all ages.

The 1,000 acre park and the Farm Shop and restaurant are open all year around.

Guests can purchase discounted tickets for the house and gardens from Reception at Baslow Hall. During this season, Chatsworth has the following exhibitions taking place:

19 March – 3 January 2017: Never a Bore: Deborah Devonshire and her set by Cecil Beaton

 A selection of intimate and rarely seen photographs of the late Dowager Duchess, Deborah Devonshire taken by photographer and friend Cecil Beaton.

19 March – 23 October: The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour returns for a second year following the success of season one last year. The Grand Tour is the formative cultural experience of the 18th century traveller, as seen through the eyes and collection of the Devonshire family.

28 May – 5 June: Water Spectacular

Chatsworth will be celebrating the waterworks in the garden, more details to follow

24 – 28 June: Florabundance

The house will be transformed by renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley for the flower festival


5th November to 3rd January 2017 (closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January):

Chatsworth’s renowned Christmas decorations are on display in the grand rooms on the two lower floors of the house. During the festive period there are many events and activities including workshops and wreath making demonstrations. There are lots of inspirational gift ideas and Christmas markets during this time. For more information visit their website.

Chatsworth is a 10-15 minute drive away from Baslow Hall or some residents may prefer to walk via Baslow Village and through the beautiful estate. Take advantage of one of our dinner, bed & breakfast rates throughout the year and visit this stunning House and Gardens.

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