Top stately home

CHATSWORTH has been rated Britain’s favourite stately home in a report into the country’s leading historic attractions.

Consumer organisation Which? commissioned the report and asked more than 4,000 members what their best-loved castles, palaces, cathedrals and government build­ings were.

The results show that Chatsworth is Britain’s best stately home and sits in fourth position behind Stirling Castle in first place with the Houses of Parliament and Gloucester Ca­thedral in joint second place.

A Which? spokesman said: “The report says that typical comments about Chats­worth included ‘the best stately home I have ever visited in the UK’ and that ‘the tour was excellent’.”