Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

As part of our on-going #5CChallenge, we visited the Treasure House ‘Chatsworth‘ in Derbyshire, while staying at the Bakewell campsite.

Chatsworth is set in an impressive Capability Brown landscape that has the house nestled in a valley.

I say ‘house’, but it’s really a huge palace, with gold lined windows.

Walking around the grounds

When we visited parking cost £4.

Inside Chatsworth House

Inside the Hall

Inside Chatsworth House is just as impressive as outside. We felt it was a little more homely than Castle Howard, but it was still built to impress, with massive halls, galleries, staircases, and painted ceilings.

There are some organised tours of the house as well as a self-paced audio tour. Unfortunately, we missed a tour, but we did hear a few that were in progress. If you are interested in details of the house and the family that lives there, they did sound very informative.

A lot of books

What we didn’t get is anything for the kids to spot as they went around (like the excellent one at Burton Agnes Hall). There was plenty of strange things for the kids to spot, and something I think Chatsworth should consider introducing.

Food at Chatsworth House

So far there’s been a great selection of food at the places we’ve visited on the #5CChallenge.

The main restaurants at Chatsworth are outside the main house entrance, located in the former stable block. This was very busy when we visited, so you might want to take a picnic at busy times to avoid the queues.

Lunch at Coach House

More in Part 2

We found the House at Chatsworth great, but we think the gardens are even more impressive. We’ll cover that in Part 2….

Planning on visiting Chatsworth House? Here are their details:

Chatsworth House is an impressive stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, a few miles north-east of Bakewell.

Chatsworth House Opening Times and Prices

There are separate entry times ad prices to the House, Gardens, and Farmyard & Adventure Playground, or you can get a ticket to enter all of them.
Alternatively, you can just pay to park to walk the grounds and visit the shops and restaurants.

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01246 565300

Where to find Chatsworth House

Sat Nav Postcode: DE45 1PP

Latitude: 53.2279739, Longitude: -1.6115431

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Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP.

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