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Address: Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 770107
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Visited last Saturday. The guide who took showed us around was good and we learned a lot about the Spencer/Churchill families. Perhaps too many paintings to see in just one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Visited last Saturday. The guide who took showed us around was good and we learned a lot about the Spencer/Churchill families. Perhaps too many paintings to see in just one hour, but some really good ones. Short walk to lake and Diana memorial. Lots of trees but not much colour. Tearoom had a small stock of sandwiches and cake, plus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Other members of my group raved about this but I personally was a bit disappointed by plainness of the grounds, very few flowering plants and only a short walk around the grounds to the lake and back. I just saw an comment about resembling an art gallery and have to agree with that to some extent. Only some later rooms... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is not Value For Money. The food is expensive. The film in the Diana exhibition is grainy. You can't walk the house unattended. There are no gardens. The Diana exhibition is rather small. The selection in the gift shop is poor and expensive.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was more like visiting an art gallery than a home. So many nice things on display but they weren't spoken about. Just painting after painting after painting. I got confused within the first 10 minutes as to who was who. The grounds were very bland, just green everywhere you looked. Diana's lake was so overgrown I thought it was... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good news for us was the atrocious weather on the day we visited which meant visitor number were well below that expected. The car park is large and so no problem if you visit when the hordes descend. Ticket prices are quite steep at £18.50 per adult but as HHA members we have free access. That having said, there's a... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This has been on my wish-list for years but I was very disappointed. Very expensive tour around what was effectively an art gallery. Its always nice to see how the other half live and the rooms were interesting but until the end of the tour you would not have known that was the family home of the mother of our... More 

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Silverstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a lovely day out at Althorp House. Was lovely to see the nice treasures in the house. The grounds are very tranquil. Especially around the lake area.

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East Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the family home of the Spencer family, a fairly unprepossesing country/landed gentry family, whose break into the big time came in the eighteenth century when a Spencer married a surviving daughter of the Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace, etc) and thus the Spencers became part of the Churchill line. A son of this marriage became the favourite grandson... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely afternoon really enjoyed it. Earl Spencer was there just a pity you were not allowed to take photos of him.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited Althorp House on Sunday June14th , came up from London on the train for the day , had to negotiate a 20pound taxi fee each way from Northampton train station to Althorp House , we had pre-booked our tickets prior to leaving Australia . The house is only open 4hrs from 1-5pm on the Sunday so were lucky to... More 

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Address: Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 770107
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton

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