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Althorp House

Rugby Rd. | off the A428, NN7 4HQ, England
01604 770107
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Generally the visit was good. We took thew guided tour of the house which took 1.5 hours. It still felt a little rushed with only time for a few items in each room to be described but I suppose there is limited time to get through everything. There is a decent cafe on site with some seating indoors and outside.... More

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Carlinville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Disappointing tour guide, but since this was one of our "must see" destinations, we still enjoyed it. The home has a vast display of interesting and important paintings, including one of Princess Diana. It was sad in many ways because one is reminded of this lovely English girl whose life ended way too soon.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although the house and furnishings are beautiful we left feeling disappointed as we had been herded like sheep and constantly ask to hurry up as there were other tours on the way. The entrance costs are not cheap and we didn't see all that was available . We wouldn't go again or recommend either. It is a real shame that... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Althorp House is only open to the public for a few days in the year for a afternoon only. It cost £20 each to get into the house (guided tour only) and grounds. The tour around the house took about 50 - 60 minutes and the guide didn't appear to have much experience of tour leading. Unfortunately, he had a... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Although the place is very nice and all the rooms and paintings are gorgeous we left disappointed. The tour took way to long and wasn't what we expected of it.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very knowledgeable guide. We were able to see so many rooms. Really enjoyed the amazing art collection and the history lesson by our guide. The grounds are beautiful. I do wish the island with Diana's remains was better maintained.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just read review from someone obviously on the same tour as me yesterday. The house and grounds are beautiful, and it is obviously a well loved and superby kept home. We didn't go to pay homage to Diana, though obviously her childhood home is of interest, so the fact that the 'Diana' exhibition was not there was no problem. We... More

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Forfar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just back from a much anticipated afternoon at Althorp and have rarely been more disappointed. Our guide (although lovely) spend the vast majority of our tour telling us who was in each of the numerous paintings in the house. This was to the detriment of really finding anything about how the house actually served as a family home or how... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

£20 will buy you 4 hours at Althorp, including one hour in the house. True, the paintings are superb but the guided house tour has to get through 20 rooms in an hour and there's honestly not enough time to enjoy art of this quality at such speed. The grounds are well kept, there are drinks and sandwiches in the... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was a little dubious about this visit as i had pre- conceived thoughts that one Mr Charles Spencer had set this side show up in order to make loads of money by using his much more famous deceased sister. My wife a life long Diana fan persuaded me to take her & how wrong i was in thinking that... More

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