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Bakewell Baking Festival

Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May 2020

What better place to hold a baking festival than the home of the Bakewell Pudding, note the use of pudding and not tart, that’s extremely important when you buy a Bakewell Pudding (or tart) in Bakewell, because they are not the same thing.  The tart is a Kiplings copy of the pudding, which can be bought in a couple of locations within the Town. Read more about the Bakewell Baking Festival

Winter at Chatsworth House

There’s always something on at Chatsworth House and during the quiet winter months there are two events that may be of interest.

Between the 21st January and the 27th February there’s the opportunity to take a look into the working life a seamstress working at Chatsworth House.  You will get to see the type of work undertaken from repairing old fabrics to preparing for the Christmas festivities that happen every year at Chatsworth.
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Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

6th – 8th December 2019

Now in it’s 24th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has become a major event in the town’s calendar.

Over the weekend Hall Leys Park is transformed into a traditional Victorian Market, with over 200 stalls and in recent years has included a continental style food market selling a wide range of interesting and tasty Christmas treats.
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Matlock Bath Illuminations

7th September – 27th October 2019

When the summer comes to an end in the Derbyshire Dales, there’s always still plenty to do, and one of the most popular attractions during the Autumn months is Matlock Bath Illuminations.

This immensely popular family event is visited by approximately 100,000 visitors each year to watch the unique display of illuminated boats traversing up and down the Derwent River at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath.

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Upcoming Events at Chatsworth

Summer and Autumn 2019

Chatsworth House and Gardens, and indeed the whole Estate is a fantastic place to visit.  It has something for everybody including Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground.  The House, Gardens and Playground have daily activities, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then there’s events all year round.  We’ve compiled a list of what’s coming up over the summer months and into autumn, and don’t forget Chatsworth always does something special for Christmas. Read more about upcoming events at Chatsworth

Chatsworth House and Gardens

If you’re planning a visit to Derbyshire and the Peak District, then Chatsworth House and Gardens provide a great day out for all ages.

There are references to a manor in the Chatsworth area in the Domesday book, back then it was called Chetel’s-worth, meaning “the Court of Chetel”.

Read more about Chatsworth House

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