A sunny start at Chatsworth House in North Derbyshire as the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire welcome soldiers from King's Troop who will be displaying at the 3-day Country Fair. Organisers are expecting thousands of visitors after many shows were cancelled this year due to poor weather.
And there was more good news for Chatsworth as it has just been voted as the UK's favourite stately home in a Which magazine poll.
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