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Chatsworth Country Fair 2-4 September

The annual Chatsworth Country Fair (Friday 2-Sunday 4 September 2022) attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the UK to enjoy a spectacular three-day outdoor event at one of the country’s most visited stately homes. To make the most of this action-packed weekend event stay with us at The Devonshire Arms, which is short […]

2022 Peak District Highland Games

On Sunday 28 August at Matlock Farm Park the sixth annual Peak District Highland Games will take place. This year the games will have both men and women competing for the Peak District Highland Games trophies. The event will incliude The Eight Tonne Tractor Pull, The Peak District Dinnie Stone Challenge, The Tossing of the Caber, […]

Explore Chatsworth from The Devonshire Arms Baslow

Chatsworth Art Exhibition

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire are well known supporters of artists and makers alike, and have collected works throughout their lives. Until October 2022 they are sharing some of their favourite pieces for the first time in their unique exhibition: Living With Art We Love. Specially selected objects include paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics and […]

Well Dressing in Derbyshire

The origins of well dressing have been lost in the mists of time, but it is thought to date back to a pagan ritual that involved gifts being left at natural springs to thank for water gods for their bounty. Today, well dressing is an annual event that takes place across Derbyshire during the summer months […]

Devonshire Arms as a base to visit the temporary exhibition of 12 unique sculptures

Stunning sculptures in Chatsworth Park

For the first and only time, Chatsworth Park – a short walk from The Devonshire Arms – is the home to a temporary exhibition of 12 unique sculptures and art installations. The exhibition, which is free to visit, will be in the park until 1 October 2022. The exhibition is called Radical Horizons: The Art […]

Derbyshire Well Dressings

Well dressing, also known as well flowering, is a tradition practised in some parts of rural England in which wells, springs and other water sources are decorated with designs created from flower petals. The custom is most closely associated with the Peak District of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. James Murray Mackinlay, writing in 1893, noted that […]