A Day Out at Chatsworth
Chatsworth House is a day out you will never forget. There is so much to see and do that a day is never enough!
If you would like to visit the Maze and Water Cascade we recommend you park towards the top of the car park near the Clock Tower to escape the long push up the hill. Access to the gardens is level towards the Water Cascade and along to the Maze. The views down toward the house from here are wonderful. Grab an ice-cream or hot drink from the mobile refreshment vehicle, sit back and enjoy the beauty of one of England’s finest country houses.
To visit the house itself and the Emperor Fountain it is best to park at the lower end of the car park from where there is level access along past the house. There is full access to the main visitor route inside the house. The standard entrance fee is payable by disabled visitors but a Carer goes free of charge.
The estate lodge (the gate on the left of the house entrance) has motorized scooters available to borrow, although it is best to book these in advance. Electric scooters cannot be used inside the house, however.
The café, shop, farmyard and toilets are fully accessible, although the play area at the very top of the farmyard area has a soft surface so pushing a wheelchair is difficult.
There is a 28-seater ‘tractor-style’ bus which has wheelchair access and which offers tours around the estate.
A visit to the farmyard, gardens or a tour around the house is sure to be a visit packed full of excitement for the whole family!
Within the Chatsworth Estate and only a short drive away, a visit to the Edensor Village, a truly English picturesque village with the quaint Edensor Tea Cottage is a must.
The nearby Chatsworth Garden centre is also a nice accessible place to visit.
Make the short drive to the village of Pilsley and you can call at the Chatsworth Farm shop/ restaurant/terrace or the village pub, the Devonshire Arms, for an evening meal providing a perfect ending to a perfect day.