Chatsworth comprises a Grade I listed house and stables, a 105-acre garden, a 1,822-acre park, a farmyard and adventure playground, and one of Europe’s most significant private art collections.
It has been home to sixteen generations of the Devonshire family for nearly five centuries. Each has contributed to its careful evolution and preservation, creating the house, garden, estate, and collections we enjoy today.
Meet members of the Devonshire family, below, and discover their stories and their influence on Chatsworth, England, and the world.
You can also read about the changes each family member made to Chatsworth during their tenure, and the talented men and women who helped them achieve their vision.
History of the garden
Chatsworth Garden consists of 105 acres of diverse cultivation, the product of nearly 500 years of continual gardening.
Discover the architects, artists, horticulturists, scholars, and craftspeople who played an important role in the lives of the Cavendish family and the creation of Chatsworth.
The Devonshire properties
Find out more about the various properties and estates that have been owned by the Dukes of Devonshire and the wider family.
Staff and servants
Over the last 500 years, thousands of people have worked for the Cavendish family. View a database containing the names of staff listed in the archives from 1700 to 1934 and read some of their stories.
Meet the Devonshires
Learn more about sixteen generations of the Devonshires
If you would like to learn more about Chatsworth, the Cavendish family or the Devonshire Collection, we have compiled a list of further reading.