Visitors told to stay away from popular Peak District spot due to anti-social behaviour

Police urged people to stay away from a ‘really busy’ Peak District attraction after being called to reports of anti-social behaviour.

By Robert Cumber
Thursday, 25th June 2020, 9:06 am
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 9:07 am

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said yesterday, Wednesday, June 24: “Chatsworth has been really busy today. Parking issues, anti-social behaviour and groups squabbling amongst themselves.

“Officers remain there and we would encourage you not to attend this evening.”

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Police were called to deal with anti-social behaviour at Chatsworth

Police added that a number of drivers caught parked dangerously beside solid white lines had been fined £100 and would get three points added to their licence.

Chatsworth House is closed but the gardens are open for pre-booked visits only.

A statement on the estate’s website says: “Access to the garden and car parks at Chatsworth and Calton Lees is only possible with a pre-booked ticket.

“We ask that all visitors respect our local communities, staff and each other, and only travel to the area if you have booked a ticket.”