Is there a bus that goes directltly from Chesterfield Railway station to Chatsworth House?
There is a direct bus, but only on a Sunday and it doesn't go near the rail station.
Where are you starting out from ? - in most cases you would probably be better off staying on the train to Sheffield and taking the direct bus from there as Dzug suggests.Edited: 05 April 2011, 00:41
We are planning to visit Chatsworth House in Derbyshire on a Sunday in April.for a day trip.
Our plan is to take the train from St,Pancras or Kings Cross. Is it best to travel to Sheffield and then go by bus or taxi ? OR: take the train to Chesterfield and take a bus or taxi from there ?
Also, how long should one allow for a visit to Chatsworth to properly appreciate the House and Gardens ?
The situation hasn't really changed from the advice given in the previous postings.
- If you plan to hire a taxi, get off the train at Chesterfield.
- If you want to use a bus then you would probably be better staying on the train until it reaches Sheffield, as the bus station there is opposite the Train Station (On a Sunday you will need to take bus 215 - see derbysbus.info/times/…215M-111030.pdf ).
You really need at least 4 hours to do justice to Chatsworth - possibly longer.
Thank you. Very helpful advice.
You can easily spend a whole day just in the gardens, without even going in the house, so the more time you have there the better.
Thank you. How much time one can spend in the vast garden will very much depend on the weather - and the frequency of the April showers !
I'm a frequent visitor to Chatsworth and would suggest that you get a taxi from Chesterfield if the budget allows it so that you have flexibility as regards the time available to spend there. A private hire taxi firm (need to pre-book) would probably quote you a set price for the journey rather than using one of the hackney taxis which will always be metered. Club taxis (00 44 1246 221111) might be able to give you an idea of the price.
Hiring a car would be even better and the route from Chesterfield station is very straightforward.
A tour of the house will take a couple of hours or so and the gardens at least as long. There are also walks in the woods nearby, the one up to the old hunting lodge is a favourite of ours and a farmyard and great adventure playground for children. And of course you'll want to have time for something to eat and drink so to do it justice you're talking about the best part of a day.
Oh yes, forgot to mention that you might also want to have a stroll round Edensor village. Kathleen Kennedy is buried in the churchyard there.
Thank you. This is most helpful information.
We have now booked a train to Chesterfield. l will contact the Club Taxi service at the number you gave and arrange for them to meet the train. We will also try and book them to take us back to the station at the end of the day. We are planning to spend about four and a half hours at Chatsworth.
Edensor and the grave of JFK's sister Kathleen are already on our list as my wife has recently read the autobiography of the Duchess of Devonshire.
You can easily spend a day at chatsworth. Why not spend the night in Chesterfield, that way you will be fresh to do chatsworth properly.