To enable social distancing and help protect our visitors and colleagues, we've implemented new safety measures across the estate.

These measures include:

  • Requiring all visitors to book timed tickets online in advance, to limit the number of people on-site and reduce queuing
  • Installing new hand washing stations and Portaloos at the house entrance, in the garden and in the stables as well as Portaloos at Calton Lees car park. All permanent toilet facilities are currently closed except for at the estate farm shop and Cavendish restaurant. The toilet facilities at the estate farm shop and Cavendish restaurant are open to customers only.
  • Creating safe queuing areas and limiting the number of visitors in the 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.
  • 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.

All visitors must adhere to current Government guidelines about social distancing and all other applicable safety measures at all times.

We have also been awarded the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, awarded to organisations that have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have necessary risk assessments in place, and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.


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, and there is no pass out/re-entry for the garden. Once visitors have left the garden, they will not be able to return without a new booking.

Car parks

There will be a strict limit on the number of cars allowed in the car parks. Tickets must be booked online in advance; 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.

On arrival, please follow the guidance stated on signs, and respect social distancing when getting in and out of your car.

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