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Afternoon Tea at Chatsworth House

Treasures of the peaks

Join us to see the magnificent rooms and priceless treasures of Chatsworth House, to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the House's former stables, and to discover the dramatic moorlands, limestone dales, and pretty villages of the Peak District.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to Chatsworth House
  • A traditional afternoon tea
  • A visit to Bakewell
  • A short tour of the Peak District
  • One night's half-board accommodation in a three-star standard hotel within an hour's drive of Chatsworth
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area by coach this morning, head into the stunning landscape of the Peak District, where we will enjoy a short tour. From the high peaks of the north to the lowlands and dales in the south, this is a breathtakingly beautiful area with picturesque villages, bustling market towns and a fascinating historical heritage.

Day Two

Today begins with a short visit to Bakewell - home of the famous tart, an ancient five-arched bridge and fine range of interesting shops and cafes.

The highlight of the day, though, is our visit to Chatsworth where you'll be booked to make your way around the House at a specific time. As you wander from room to room you'll discover exquisite furniture, silver, tapestries and outstanding works of art - not to mention a few curiosities including a lace cravat carved from wood and an illusory painting of a violin hanging on a door.

After the tour, take a seat in the splendid surroundings of Chatsworth's 18th-century stables to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea including a range of dainty finger sandwiches, and a selection of homemade cakes and pastries. (Tea will be served at either 2pm or 3pm.)

After tea we'll start our journey home, and should be back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bristol Bristol
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire Hereford, Ross On Wye
London Camberwell, Streatham, Wimbledon
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Cannock, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Warwick Services M40
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester

Chatsworth House Area Hotel ★★★

You will be staying in a carefully chosen three-star standard hotel within an hour's drive of Chatsworth. Your hotel will have a restaurant and a bar, and all bedrooms will have private facilities, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Changes to the itnerary

On some departures we may visit Bakewell on Day One and take the tour of the peak District on Day Two.

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day. Please note that Chatsworth are unable to offer gluten-free teas.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. The tour of Chatsworth involves quite a lot of walking and several flights of stairs. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Chatsworth reviews verified by reevooReevoo

ChatsworthScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 54 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Cheltenham Couple
We had a very enjoyable time. Both our guide and driver were exemplary, the Holiday Inn very comfortable and the afternoon tea at Chatsworth House was delicious. We had a really nice break and will certainly book another to somewhere else with Newmarket next year.l
Confirmed traveller: 18 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(7 out of 10)


Winchester Couple
good value overall, but nightmare journey with too many pickups
Confirmed traveller: 18 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Bury st Edmunds Friends
What a lovely break, the afternoon tea was excellent. Chatsworth is a really beautiful place to visit. The air con on the coach wasn't great on the hottest weekend of the year.
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(8 out of 10)


Tring Friends
The gentlemen driving the mini buses to and from the coach, at South Mimms Services, were both friendly, helpful and cheerful.

Initially the tour manager wasn't very friendly when she greeted us South Mimms Services, however, she soon became quite warm and was very helpful. However, her knowledge of the local areas we visited was limited.

Although it was nice to see Chesterfield, I felt the time we spent there was limited and would have preferred to have visited Bakewell on the first day. Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Bakewell and Chatsworth, on the second day, it's a long way to travel for too short a visit to both venues. It would have been better to visit Bakewell on the first day, allowing more time at Chatsworth the following day.

The hotel was very good, the staff were all friendly and extremely efficient.

The coach driver, Peter, wasn't very helpful in Bakewell, when I asked him to open the luggage compartment of the coach, to enable me to stow my shopping/ luggage. He kept me waiting for several minutes whilst he continued chatting on his mobile phone, without even aknowledging me, despite the fact that he was standing only a few feet away, and could clearly see I was waiting. He lacked the curtesy to apologise for keeping me waiting, and I found him extremely curt when he finally did bother to speak to me.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 31 May 2017
(8 out of 10)


Sevenoaks Couple
We thought Lesley and Peter did a very good job throughout the weekend. Enjoyed the cream tea at Chatsworth House. Could have spent more time in Bakewell.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 30 May 2017
(9 out of 10)


sheppey Family
enjoyed our trip maybe it would be better to have a 2 night stay to spend more time in bakewell and chatsworth house we felt a little rushed .
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 28 May 2017
(7 out of 10)


Aylesford Single traveller
Would have liked more time at Bakewell and Chatsworth.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017