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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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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife admired Princess Diana vèry much. We come to Althorp to pay tribute to her and expecting to learn her story from the house. The house of Spencers was vbeatiful and the story was interesting. Most of the stories were about the rooms the colected items, and the Spencers. Only few stories about Princess Diana. We visit the round... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Home of the Spencers. I expected some sort of shrine to Diana but, apart from the island where she is buried, she is only a part of the story. Fascinating history. Very much a family home (on the grand scale) and you can imagine living here, which is different from most country houses! Visit in guided parties only. Very knowledgable... More

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Sheffield UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited Althorp House yesterday for the first time, and it was a lovely, peaceful place. The staff could not have been more helpful, the house is delightful, the gardens so tranquil and peaceful, especially the lake where Diana is buried. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, if it started to rain they provided umbrellas, if you had... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My 3rd trip to Althorp. Having loved my previous visits I had high expectations of a nice day. What a disappointment. I cannot see any of the changes made are for the better. Starting with the only food available in the cafe being cakes, the beautiful shop being moved to a trellis table in entrance to main house, only guided... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Was very sad to see Diana`s childhood memorabilia, wedding dress and outfits had been removed from the exhibition and replaced by nothing connected to Diana at all, almost as if she is slowly being eradicated which is very sad but still an exquisite, beautiful place and the staff were very helpful, polite and pleasant, especially Adam at the ticket office.

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Didcot, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have always wanted to go and visit Althrop but unfortunately was disappointed due to the lack of things to do with Princess Diana. I felt like it was portrayed as a memorial to her and her childhood but other than a couple of pictures of her my 3 companions and I got lost with what Earl married who, who... More

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