Chatsworth House open after restoration

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has opened for the new season following a £14m restoration project.

Scaffolding has been removed from the 300-year-old property – home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – after 12 months of work.

The stonework, carvings and 24-carat gold gilding have been repaired and cleaned on the south and west fronts.

Further work will be carried out to clean the East front over the next few years.

The project follows the refurbishment of the interior in 2010, and is the most extensive work on the house since it was remodelled by the 6th Duke in the 1830s.

I wonder if plod has stopped by to spray their thief repellent on the gold gilding?

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