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CHATSWORTH, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Today, the house contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, through masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucien Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash. The garden is famous for its rich history, waterworks and sculptures, the Victorian rock garden, and the maze. Younger visitors also enjoy the farmyard and adventure playground, and the 1,000 acre park is open every day. Each year Chatsworth hosts a number of special events including the Horse Trials, Country Fair and Christmas markets; and from November the house is transformed for Christmas. In addition to the busy events programme, each year there are a number of special exhibitions included in the price of admission. Every autumn there is the Sotheby's Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition in the garden, as well as a rolling programme of showcasing Old Masters drawings, which will continue through the year.

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Full ticket: £21.90 (ch £14). Family (2ad+3ch) £6.90. House & Garden only: £19.90 (ch £12). Family (2ad+3ch) £54.90. Outdoor only: £15.90 (ch £10). Family (2ad+3ch) £44.90. Garden only: £12.90 (ch £7). Family (2ad+3ch) £34.90. Farmyard & playground only: £6. Family 2ad+3ch) £22. See website for Xmas ticket prices

Opening times

Open mid Mar-end May & early Sep-early Nov, daily 11-5 (garden & playground 11-5.30)
end May-early Sep, daily 10.30-5 (garden 10.30-6 & playground 10.30-5.30)
early Nov-early Jan, Mon-Fri 11-5.30 (playground 10.30-5.30), Sat-Sun & school hols 10-5.30 (playground 10.30-50.30). Last admission 30mins before closing




Partly accessible. 3 electric wheelchairs available for garden

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8m N of Matlock off B6012. 16m from M1 junct 29, signed via Chesterfield, follow brown tourist signs

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