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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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midlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The first thing to say is that public perception is that this was Princess Diana's childhood home. This is not true and I admire the family for not trying to pretend it was and making a false 'Diana bedroom' just to please visitors. It is, however, a pity that they have not made more gardens to walk around. The burial... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit Althorp House for some time but was nearly put off by the negative reviews. I'm so glad I went: it was a lovely afternoon. I appreciate that, at the moment, the exhibition of Diana's dresses and childhood toys are not there but this didn't detract from the visit for us. It's an impressive entrance on... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we were visiting some national trust property's and decided to visit Althorp house and yes it is well worth seeing , it is from 1pm and you are taken around the house with a guide and she gave us all the background and history on the family and the house lots of rooms to see lots of paintings, furniture ,... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Obviously, this is a beautiful house with a fascinating history. However, visitors must go on a guided tour, and our guide was poor. She had a very annoying habit of saying "by the way" at very frequent intervals - we counted over thirty instances of this before giving up! She also rushed us through the rooms, and there was no... More

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Bournemouth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Was disappointed with this attraction. I cannot fault the staff who were all very helpful but felt it was very expensive for what you could see / access. We walked round the lake which appeared to be the only garden area the public could access. We then took the guided tour and it was mainly telling us the names of... More

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Grays
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We when to Althorp on the Friday before the August bank holiday and as expected the roads were very busy, however once we left the M1 the English country side was at its best. We found Althorp without any problems using the satnav and parked in the very large free car park opposite the main entrance. Although the house doesn’t... More

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

great staff very helpful if you have a disabled person with you as we did acess to everything except upper floors of house most people go to see Diana `s influence on althorpe but very little to see apart from her resting place mostley pictures and china do think the public should be made more aware of this fact nice... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited with a friend from overseas. Our guide, Ben, was informative, interesting and very attentive towards his group. He involved the children and kept us all eager to learn more during the hour long tour of the house. We then walked to the lake and Diana's last resting place. The lake had minimal algae (19 Aug) and the gardens are... More

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Dallas, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were all so disappointed to travel all the way to Althorp, to see a lake in neglect (algae growing wildly)....and the island so overgown (where Princess Diana is buried). Inside the house, barely any mention of Princess Diana on the tour, I felt like I was on the "Spencer Art Gallery Tour". In my opinion, tourists are coming to... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Luckily the rain stopped soon after we arrived at Althorp House, and we enjoyed a lovely tour of the house with a tour guide, followed by a walk around the oval lake, the burial place of Princess Di, what a beautiful setting for a beautiful Princess, unfortunately the "dress" exhibition is no longer there, which was a disappointment, as we... More

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