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Althorp House

Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
+44 1604 770107
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Ranked #13 of 40 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 reviews 16 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
3 reviews 3 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
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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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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