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Althorp House

Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
+44 1604 770107
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Ranked #10 of 21 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction 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
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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
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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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midlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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