Restricted access for 15-17 November

Due to the recent flooding, combined with the current and forecast poor weather, many of the areas we use for parking cars are currently not safe, and will not improve until after the weekend. As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to limit access to Chatsworth and the Christmas market on 15, 16 and 17 November for those travelling by car, to people who have already booked tickets for the house, garden and/or farmyard on these days, Gold and Silver Friends of Chatsworth, or those with a booking at one of our restaurants.

Unfortunately, anyone who does not fall in to one of these categories will not able to access Chatsworth or the Christmas market during these three days by car.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, but we must prioritise the safety of our visitors and staff. We are hopeful that conditions will improve next week, and will be posting regular updates.

The market will still be accessible by bus. Learn more about getting here by bus.

Car parking information

Please be aware that due to recent flooding parking is restricted and the ground is very muddy in many areas of our car parks. We strongly recommend that you wear wellies or walking boots as well as warm, waterproof clothing and take care walking to and from your car. The ground conditions do mean that it takes longer to park cars safely, so it may take longer than normal to get in and out of the car parks. Please allow extra time for your journey. In case it is useful, we've put together a few tips for driving in muddy conditions.

In a land far, far away...

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan, to a baroque Spanish church on the journey of a lifetime.

Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season. 

Ticket information

Christmas tickets include admission to the house, garden, farmyard and playground and are available via the link above. All tickets booked online include free parking.

Adult £25
Child £15
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £69

A limited number of tickets are also available to purchase on the day at Chatsworth, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that where available, tickets are booked online in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Child entry for the Christmas ticket is age 3-16 inclusive, and children aged 2 and under are free of charge.
  • We operate timed ticketing to manage the flow of people in the house. The entry time is for the house only - you are welcome to explore the garden and farmyard at any time the day of your visit.
  • Friends of Chatsworth do not need to book a timed ticket slot.
  • Chatsworth is closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020.
  • Please be aware our Christmas market is from 15 November to 3 December.

Christmas quiet days

This year we are introducing quiet days during Christmas on 13 November 2019 and 2 January 2020. On these days lights will be subdued, music turned off and there will be no queuing for pre-booked tickets. There will also be a quiet zone in the Carriage House restaurants's conservatory. 

Learn more

Twilight evenings

As night falls, experience our enchanting Christmas Twilight evenings on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 20 December. Enjoy a mince pie, wine and live music while you discover the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth. View details of Christmas twilight evenings.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit our chatsworthstays.co.uk website to find out more and to book online.

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