Video: Shower power at Chatsworth

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VISITORS to Chatsworth have been keeping cool with the help of the stately home’s spectacular water features.

The Emperor Fountain can now shoot to over 200ft, more than three times its normal operating height, following the fitting of a new, modern nozzle.

Rebecca Fallows admires the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth as it shoots to over 200 feet

Rebecca Fallows admires the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth as it shoots to over 200 feet

The fountain, built in 1843, was turned on to its new full capacity for the first time last week. Gravity-powered from the lakes above the house, visitors can watch as the waterworks jet out over the picturesque canal pond.

Over the weekend, Chatsworth’s expert guides will be explaining the history behind the Emperor Fountain plus other water features including Cascade House, Willow Tree Fountain and Ring Pond in tours which start at 11.30 am and run hourly until 4.30 pm.

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