Chatsworth Park: What's It Like Visiting the Park?

Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP, UK

Chatsworth House is a beautiful place to visit, but it can be quite expensive if you fancy wandering around the house itself or the stunning gardens. There is a cheaper way for locals to explore the area though, and that's by going to Chatsworth Park instead.


©, Chatsworth, Park, Derbyshire


Why you should visit Chatsworth Park

The Park at Chatsworth stretches along for 1000 acres!


I've been visiting Chatsworth Park a lot lately. When we came out of lockdown last year, it was the only place I went, about once a week. It was so lovely to get out in the fresh air and go somewhere incredibly scenic.


There's plenty of space to socially distance here, if you're anything like me and you're still wary of getting too close to others. There are loads of benches to sit on by the riverside. You can take the path of the River Derwent or you can go the other way and wander through the areas populated by sheep. (Just be careful not to step in any sheep poo. I made that messy mistake last year... Never again.)

There are two car parks that you can park in: The House car park, which allows you to walk by the house, and Carlton Lees which is further away from the house itself (so far away that you can't see it) but you can walk along the river and see the deer on the other side. 


It's just a lovely afternoon out. You get plenty of exercise and some fresh air while you're at it. What's not to love?

You can find out some more facts about the Park itself on the website here.

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How much does it cost to visit Chatsworth Park?

It's £5 to park at Chatsworth Park. That includes both car parks: The House car park and Carlton Lees car park. You only have to pay for your parking though.

Last year, it did cost a pound less. In 2021, however, the cost to park in both car parks has risen by a pound. (I'm not sure I should tell you this, but rather sneakily I found out by accident that if you go after 5pm, you can park at Carlton Lees for free as the car park is left open but the booth is closed. The House car park is coned off after 5pm though.)

If you're in need of the toilets, you're better off parking at the House Car park as there are a some portaloos there. 



Have you been to Chatsworth Park lately?

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