Hello, I will be staying in Buxton for a week and would like to spend one day visiting Chatsworth House, and one day visiting Haddon Hall. I am just wondering if either of these tend to be super busy on the weekend. Would a week day be better to visit these places rather than on a Saturday? Also, is it necessary to book a ticket online? Or can you usually just buy a ticket at when you get there? Thanks!
What time of year are you touring? Chatsworth is open everyday except Xmas week.
It is probably best to purchase your ticket online to guarantee entry on the day you wish to visit...during the summer and bank holidays. We visited in April and had no trouble just dropping in. However since the house has been featured on PBS and I assume BBC, it might attrack a bigger crowd now. I believe that they may limit the amount of people by timed tickets. By the way it is really worth it!
I will be there in August, so I'm assuming it might be pretty busy. I was wondering if they have a daily limit, so just trying to figure out which day to go.
I would choose a weekday, just to be on the safe side, especially now that it has found FAME! What I really want to say is - don't let worries put you off visiting Chatsworth. I have not been to Haddon Hall, but have been to Chatsworth, and it was gobsmackingly glorious. I'd say even a wait in line would be worth it.
I recalled from watching the show on Chatsworth that if you have a timed entry ticket for the house you can use that time waiting to tour the gardens which are extensive. They even provide transport for those that need it. You can buy different types of tickets...such as just the gardens.
Thanks for the suggestions! I went ahead and booked online for during the week... can't wait! :)