Chatsworth is a thriving visitor attraction, comprising a Grade I listed house and stables, a 105-acre garden, a 1,822 acre Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-landscaped park, one of Europe’s most significant art collections – the Devonshire Collections, and a fantastic farmyard and adventure playground. Each year Chatsworth hosts a variety of events, including the country fair, horse trials and Christmas market.
A wide selection of quality, local food is also available in the award winning estate farm shop and, for those who aren’t able to pop by, Chatsworth have recently launched an online shop, enabling people from across the country to enjoy some of the delicious treats, hampers and gifts on offer, as well as a range of homeware and jewellery inspired by the estate.
The house, many of its contents and 737 hectares (1,822 acres) of the surrounding landscape are leased to a registered charity, the Chatsworth House Trust, established in 1981. The 12th Duke and Duchess pay rent to the charity to live at Chatsworth and work with the charity and others to welcome Chatsworth’s visitors.
Every penny of visitor admission goes directly to the Chatsworth House Trust, which is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the collections, garden, woodlands and park for the long-term benefit of visitors.
Chatsworth is located in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park, and has strong links with local businesses, tourism bodies and other organisations, including Chesterfield Champions. Chatsworth is committed to helping to build a sustainable local economy, by working with local suppliers, education providers and likeminded organisations.