Last Monday saw the first of three programmes following a year in the life of Chatsworth House. When I watch excellent programmes like this on our great historic houses I’m reminded that Ann and I have a responsibility to future generations to treat our far more modest home with a bit of TLC. If you [...]
Opening times and programme of events
There’s a good programme of activities taking place at Chatsworth and the gardens are always worth a visit even if you’ve toured the house before. Check the official website for latest event and opening information…visit Chatsworth House website…
- We suggest you allow at least four hours to explore the house and gardens.
- Don’t miss the Azalea Dell in springtime – the colours and perfume are amazing.
- Take a second look at the violin and bow hanging on the door in the music room.
- There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic nearby.
- Visit the nearby market town of Bakewell, not forgetting to grab a Bakewell Pudding for the journey home.
- Consider returning via the A625 through Calver and Fox House where are some decent pubs/restaurants and good walking opportunities.
Videos of Chatsworth House from YouTube
These videos will give you a flavour of Chatsworth. At the end of the introduction you’ll be offered a selection of other short videos.
Getting there from Throapham House
The easiest route to Chatsworth is to head south on the M1 for a couple of junctions, turning right at J29 to Chesterfield, then on through Baslow to Chatsworth. Depending on the time of year and what you plan to do when you get there you can park in Baslow and walk through the grounds to the house.
An Elizabethan weekend takes place on September 24th and 25th at Hardwick Hall giving an insight into the Tudor period. Hardwick Hall is approximately 15 miles away from us. An exclusive tour of ‘Mr Straw’s House‘ near Worksop takes place on 6th and 13th October which includes seeing some areas not normally open, however, you [...]