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Althorp House

Rugby Rd. | off the A428, NN7 4HQ, England
+44 1604 770107
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

As a tour guide I am often asked to show clients the memorial to Lady Diana in Hyde Park. The water feature and surrounding area certainly has a special aura about it. Many also like to visit Kensington Palace. However, to really get a sense of a woman who did so much good a visit to her ancestral home -... More

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LINCS
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Easy parking but visited on a Saturday and a little surprised it did not open unti 1pm. As we had travelled from Lincolnshire this was not a problem as we arrived about the right time. If disabled you woukd be well entering the house gates as it is a reasonable walk from the car park. Entrance cost of £16 is... More

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Peekskill, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Enjoyed spending the day at Althorp. The house is beautiful & we enjoyed the walk to the Diana temple.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Althorpe house was a stunning place.very serene and peaceful and a very unique coffee shop.parts of this estate make you stop in your tracks . definitely recommend.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Althorp on Sunday August 24th. It was very easy parking in a field opposite the gates. Ita a fair way to walk from the gates to the house and less able bodied people would have to request that they take their car. The house is superb, it has a very warm and lived in feeling the guide was... More

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midlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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