Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help you organise and plan your day. We are always happy to answer any of your questions and to discuss your visit in detail.

How to book your group visit

  1. Complete and return the relevant booking form, along with your catering cheque deposit, if applicable.

  2. Upon receipt of your booking form, arrangements will be made for your group and a letter of confirmation will be sent to you.

  3. If you have any catering requirements booked with us, the catering department will manage this part of your reservation from this point forward.

  4. Payment and confirmation of final numbers should be made on arrival when attraction tickets will be issued. Payment can be made by cash, card or cheque payable to ‘Chatsworth House Trust’.

  5. All group bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance of the visit. Bookings with a guided tour must be made at least four weeks in advance on the visit.

  6. To book your group visit, fill out the group booking form and email it to visit@chatsworth.org or post it to:

    Bookings Team
    Bakewell DE45 1PP

For more information, please contact the bookings team on 01246 565 430 or email visit@chatsworth.org. The bookings office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.

We will be taking Christmas bookings from February 2018 and you will need to book a timeslot. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Terms and conditions


All group visits to Chatsworth must be pre-booked at least two weeks in advance to guarantee entry to the house and garden at the group rate, for parties of 15 or more people.

Guided tours

All guided tours and catering requirements are subject to availability. Booking forms must be received no less than four weeks prior to the visit date in order for us to be able to offer a guided tour.

If you have booked a guided tour, in the instance of arriving an hour or more late or not arriving at all, you will be charged an administration fee of £50 per 15 people. If a delay is anticipated, please contact the switchboard on 01246 565 300, but we cannot guarantee your guided tour will still take place.

Group dining

If you have booked catering as part of your visit, a non-refundable cheque deposit of £100 is required, made payable to ‘Chatsworth Estate Trading Limited to be returned with your booking form in order to secure the reservation.

Final numbers and dietary requirements will need to be taken two weeks in advance and this will be the number charged for.

In the instance of arriving an hour or more late or not arriving at all, you will be charged the full amount for the option booked. If a delay is anticipated, please contact the switchboard on 01246 565 300.

Farm shop stopover

If your group would like to visit our award-winning farm shop in Pilsley, please call 01246 565 411 to check availability as parking is very limited.

Chatsworth Country Fair

When the Chatsworth Country Fair is running – from 31 August to 2 September 2018 – all visits must include the admission price to the Chatsworth Country Fair if the group wishes to visit the house and garden on these dates.

Christmas and Christmas market

The Chatsworth Christmas market runs from 16 November to 4 December 2018. Visits must include house and garden admission for 15+ visitors. A non-refundable deposit of £180 is required for all Christmas weekend and Christmas market bookings. 

Each time slot allocated at Christmas can accommodate a maximum of 56 passengers.


The management reserves the right to alter admission prices without prior notice.

Chatsworth House Trust reserves the right to alter dates, times of opening, pricing and services offered.

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