Chatsworth House and Gardens is owned by the Devonshire Family and has been passed trough 17 generations. The house and gardens were first constructed in 1555 by Bess of Hardwick and Sir William Cavendish. Now a Grade I listed house and stables with 105 acres of gardens, there is lots to explore. Furthermore, it is home to the Devonshire Collections with art spanning across a 4000 year period. Additionally, the registered charity Chatsworth House Trust look after the venue and it is open for the public to visit. To book tickets for a visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens, click here.

What is there to do at Chatsworth House and Gardens?

Chatsworth House and Gardens has lots for visitors to explore. In the house, there are over 25 rooms for visitors to look round. This includes the painted hall, state rooms, sketch galleries, the sculpture gallery and more. In the gardens, there are 105 acres with nearly 500 years of cultivation. Furthermore, the gardens maintains many original features such as the Cascade, canal pond and 1st Dukes greenhouse. However, features such as the rock garden, maze and ravine are later additions. Additionally, there is frequently events on including the annual Chatsworth Christmas from November to early January. For more information about events and tickets, visit Chatsworth House and Gardens website.

The house also has a gift shop and café for visitors to enjoy. Also, visitors are welcome to picnic in the gardens.


Chatsworth House and Gardens provide an access map to help navigate accessible routs around the historic venue. Inside the house, there is a lift which allows access to all floors. Electric scooters are not allowed inside, but all other mobility aids are permitted. Additionally, there is a supply of manual wheelchairs available to book for the day. Furthermore, the gardens are fully accessible to wheelchairs and electric scooters with a wide path throughout. As seen on the accessibility map, there are some points around the path which have slopes and steps.

In terms of parking, there is a large carpark with the spaces closest to the entrance reserved for disabled parking. Additionally, there is drop off space at the main entrance.

For visitors who may be overwhelmed by a new experience, there are some tools on the Chatsworth website to help prepare. This includes a visual story of what to expect and a trails and activity map. Additionally, the reception has a supply of sensory bags which include ear defenders and sensory fidgets. These are available for booking online for free when purchasing your tickets.

For more information on days out in the Midlands, visit the Eric Knows website.


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