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Althorp House

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Address: Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 770107
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Definitely worth a visit.

The house and gardens are beautiful, what more can I say? Simply stunning. The gardens seem especially beautiful! Just a shame the weather wasn't kinder!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The house and gardens are beautiful, what more can I say? Simply stunning. The gardens seem especially beautiful! Just a shame the weather wasn't kinder!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I very much Enjoyed my visit to Althrop. The grounds were beautiful and the Princess Diana Memorial was worth a visit!!!!!

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London
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a first class day out, viewing the house and the gardens. Every year they have an open air musical event celebrating the Battle of Waterloo with Cavalry charges and also 150 live canon are fired. A great experience and the owner is also a vey nice and approachable indivdual.

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Althorp-Estate, General Manager at Althorp House, responded to this review

Dear HarryDee, Thank you very much for your kind comments, it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed visiting the House and grounds so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Althorp in the future. With best wishes, James Ward General Manager, Althorp More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A great learning experience, brilliant day out in excellent surroundings. The Diana exhibition was my favourite aspect, pretty little lake / surrounding grounds.

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Althorp-Estate, General Manager at Althorp House, responded to this review

Dear Miracle1Bucks, Thank you very much for your review. We're so pleased you had such a wonderful time at Althorp. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, James Ward General Manager, Althorp More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Althorp House has been home to Spencer Family for 500 years and a great place to visit. Because the house is still lived in by the Spencer family it becomes less of a museum piece and more of a family home. The guides are welcoming and knowledgeable and there is much to see in the house and grounds. There is... More 

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Roslyn Heights, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited Althorp on a rainy day that was made much brighter by meeting Princess Diana's brother Lord Charles Spencer in the stable block tea room. He was most gracious and we talked briefly about the connection between the Spencer family and the Washington family (George Washington's ancestors) who lived at Sulgrave Manor. Althorpe House itself is beautiful and at... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A most wonderful visit to Althorpe for the annual literary festival. Tastefully organised and focusing on the author lectures rather than commercialism, we had the pleasure to hear Kate Adie talk about her most recent title and dine in a private room. A wonderful setting in a property genuinely inhabited by the Spencer family. A very special treat and well... More 

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toowoomba
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Althorpe House was to be one of the high lights of our visit to the UK and like many others we were a little disappointed with the content. We did expect to see a little more do Diana's life on display. I am glad that I had contacted Althorpe prior to our visit to arrange disable access. Parking is at... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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