Stately home to reopen

OUR county’s best-loved stately home saw the launch of its 2012 season today – following a multi-million pound restoration makeover.

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House was revealed to the public without scaffolding for the first time since work began on the South and West facades 12 months ago.

ndet 96357  Pre opening of Chatsworth

ndet 96357 Pre opening of Chatsworth

As part of a continuing £14m conservation project, stonework on the two most visible facades underwent extensive repair and cleaning, restoring the house it its original glory after 300 years.

The attraction will reopen to the public this Sunday.

For more on this story, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.