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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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Spotsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I, along with our three teenaged children and two friends who came along with us on our UK trip, visited Althorp Estate on June 22, 2014. I had always wanted to visit the childhood home of Princess Diana, and was so excited. Upon arrival, we had a long walk up to the estate having to weave in... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely afternoon at Althorp house and the staff were excellent very friendly and knowledgable, all in all a pleasant afternoon. Just to warn you it is quite a walk from the car park to the house they will allow blue badge holders in but not everyone who finds walking difficult has a blue badge.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived just before closing due to the M1 at its worst. The lovely folk at Althorp went really out of their way to make sure we saw the house, lake and exhibition without feeling rushed. We were the only two on the last house tour, but Caroline made it live for us. The house has a lovely atmosphere thanks... More

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cambridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

HOUSE For years have wanted to visit Althorp but but could not make it on the few days it was open, however managed to get there on Thursday 14th July. The facade of the house is nothing special so we hoped the interior would be much better, in fact we found the inside to be quite ordinary compared to some... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stuck in a group of around thirty and rushed through the property in an hour - ridiculous. Could not hear the guide much of the time as she was too far away or already talking in the next room before people had got there. I found out later that they use to have free access with guides in the rooms....but... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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