Fairytale magic comes to Chatsworth House as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty grace the halls for festive season
16:17 GMT, 8 November 2012
Over the years stately home Chatsworth House has opened its doors to kings, queens and princesses. And now the Derbyshire property is playing host to fairytale princesses as part of its Christmas celebrations.
The lower floors of the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire have been transformed for the festive season into scenes from many classic pantomime stories including Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
The house's textile team has created more than 70 costumes for the pantomime displays which will be running from Saturday until 23 December. The lavish and decorative tributes also feature family favourites Peter Pan and Puss in Boots. Visitors will find guides suitably dressed as characters such as Widow Twanky, Captain Hook and the Fairy Godmother while a children's trail has been laid out with clues to each pantomime featured.
You shall go to the ball: Cinderella can be found at Chatsworth House as part of their celebrations for the festive season
Grand reception: The fairytale princess is one of many pantomime characters who will be greeting visitors to the Derbyshire house
Find her glass slipper: A children's trail has been set up in the house to help children discover the characters
Waiting for Prince Charming: Cinderella, alias Chatsworth staff member Rosie Hodgkinson, poses in the sculpture gallery of Chatsworth, left, and on the grand staircase of the main hall
Seasonal cheer: The house's textile team has created more than 70 costumes for the pantomime displays which will be running until 23 December
Historic: Chatsworth House is the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has played host to many queens and princesses over the years