Lady Violet Manners has called it a ‘travesty’ that stately homes including Belvoir Castle can’t open their doors this

Lady Violet Manners has called it a ‘travesty’ that stately homes including Belvoir Castle can’t open their doors this because of new restrictions. 

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, which is known across the country for it’s festive decorations and huge Christmas trees, shared an post yesterday revealing: ‘We are very sorry to announce that due to Derbyshire being placed in tier 3, we are unable to open the house for Christmas as planned on 2 December.’ 

Many social media users were left devastated by the news, with one commenting: ‘This is tragic.I’m so sorry for you all after all the effort you put in. We come to Chatsworth every Christmas and look forward to it all year. We have tickets for the 12th but we don’t want a refund.’  

Meanwhile Lady Violet, who lives in The Crown’s Belvoir Castle with her parents, the post, writing: ‘Just a travesty that places like Chatsworth,  Haddon etc.can’t open their doors this Christmas.

Lady Violet Manners has called it a 'travesty' that stately homes including Belvoir Castle and Chatsworth House can't open their doors this Christmas because of new Covid-19 restrictions

Lady Violet Manners has called it a ‘travesty’ that stately homes including Belvoir Castle and Chatsworth House can’t open their doors this Christmas because of new Covid-19 restrictions

‘They spend months and months planning Christmas installations for us to enjoy.’

In another Instagram post, she criticised the government for their new restrictions, saying: ‘Weeks and weeks of effort, only to be told Belvoir Castle is in Tier 3 and the Christmas market and Grotto can’t open. 

‘This really is beyond a joke now.’ 

She went on to hashtag her comments: ‘#NannyState’ and ‘GovernmentOverReach.’   

Stately home Chatsworth House announced yesterday that it would not open as planned on December 2 due to Covid-19 restrictions in Derbyshire

Stately home Chatsworth House announced yesterday that it would not open as planned on December 2 due to Covid-19 restrictions in Derbyshire 

Announcing the news they couldn’t open as they had planned on December 2, Chatsworth commented: ‘Tiers are reviewed every two weeks and we hope to be able to open on the 16th.

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