To help ensure the health and wellbeing of our visitors and colleagues, all visitors must adhere to current government guidelines relating to Covid-19, and follow any other guidance provided at Chatsworth.

We have also implemented new safety measures across the estate. These measures include:

  • Requiring all visitors from England to check whether they live in an area subject to ‘medium, ‘high’ or ‘very high’ local Covid alert levels, and ensure that their visit adheres to the rules associated with the applicable level. Visitors from other parts of the UK must follow the applicable rules for their area.
  • Requiring all visitors to book timed tickets online, to limit the number of people on-site and minimise queuing.
  • Requiring all visitors to wear face coverings in our shops, in the house, and in other enclosed spaces such as the barn in the farmyard. Anyone without a face covering will not be allowed into these areas, other than those who are exempt.
  • Removing written information and our multimedia guide from the house route.
  • Installing new hand washing stations and Portaloos alongside our permanent toilet facilities.
  • Creating safe queuing areas and limiting the number of visitors in our shops and cafés.
  • Requesting that all visitors sanitise their hands before entering our shops, restaurants and cafés.
  • Adding signage and one way systems to assist visitors and staff to respect social distancing.
  • Increasing the frequency and breadth of cleaning routines.
  • Adding acrylic screens at our payment points and asking all visitors to use contactless/card payments to avoid the handling of cash.

In our restaurants and cafés, measures also include:

  • Reducing capacity and amending our layout to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Removing and cleaning all communal items from tables as well as thoroughly cleaning the tables between parties.
  • In our seated restaurants and cafés, requiring all parties leave a lead contact name and number in accordance with NHS Test and Trace guidance.
  • Requesting that all customers follow current government guidance on the number of households permitted to dine out together.

House

To enable social distancing, the route through the house is one way, the Guest Bedrooms are closed and most of our written information has been removed, along with our multimedia guide and some objects. However, our friendly and knowledgeable Guides in each room would love to chat with you and guidebooks are available to purchase.

Garden

Please be aware that some areas of the garden, including the glasshouses and maze, are currently closed to ensure safe social distancing. We have also implemented one way systems in some areas.

Farmyard

To enable safe social distancing, visits to the farmyard and playground are limited to three hours, and tickets are available for either 10am or 1.30pm. We have temporarily suspended the tractor trailer tours and animal handling sessions, and no food or drink can be consumed in the playground.

Car parks

Car park tickets must be booked online; no tickets will be available to purchase on site at Chatsworth. Anyone arriving without a ticket will not be able to access the car parks.

Chatsworth interactive map

Let us help you plan your day and find your way - take a look at our new interactive map.

Interactive map

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