Explore the park
Wander the park from Stand Wood to the river
01 Learn more about the park
Learn about the features of the park such as Queen Mary's Bower and James Paine's bridges.
02 The village of Edensor
The 6th Duke and Joseph Paxton rebuilt Edensor (pronounced 'Enza') village, combining a variety of architectural styles, resulting in a picturesque village which is very much at the heart of the Chatsworth community.
03 Enjoying the park
You are welcome to walk, picnic and play in the park and Stand Wood for free (parking charges do apply). We do, however, ask you to follow the guidelines below and to be aware that access may sometimes be limited.
04 Stand Wood
Parts of Stand Wood lying along the steep hill behind Chatsworth have probably been wooded since at least medieval times.
05 Chatsworth Garden Centre
View the garden centre website.
06 Parkland Management Plan
The Parkland Management Plan is a comprehensive survey of the park and everything within it.
07 Suggested walks
The trails in the park and Stand Wood are open to walkers throughout the year.
About the park
Today the park contains historic and modern architecture and art including James Paine's bridges and mill, Queen Mary's Bower and horse jumps from the Chatsworth International Horse Trials.
Stand Wood provides an impressive backdrop for the house, and contains an interesting diversity of trees and wildlife.
Celebrate the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 2016 and explore the landscape or join us for a ‘Capability’ Brown talk and tour.
Wheelchair access is limited due to the terrain of the park. Find out more about accessibility at Chatsworth.
Exploring Chatsworth guided walks
Guided walks and walking tours are the perfect way to find out more about the garden, parkland and villages surrounding Chatsworth.Read More
Christmas willow: angels, stars and wreaths
Weave your own willow angels, stars and wreaths to decorate your home or garden this Christmas, led by the basket maker Maggie Cooper.Read More