Chatsworth at New Year

The library at Chatsworth looked stunning this morning, with a traditional tree and stars as accents. There was a time when our English Stately Homes closed from October to March but their festive openings now bring in much needed income to keep them going. Chatsworth was thronging with visitors this morning. Tickets to the house had sold out, the gardens were busy and it was hard to find a free table in the cafes. Whilst some might feel that these historic estates are no longer relevant in our modern times we would argue that they bring a lot of pleasure to many people. They also create local employment and help to protect the countryside. We hope you all have something wonderful planned for New Years Eve Xxx