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Althorp House

Althorp House Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
+44 1604 770107
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Visited this place few months ago with some guests from India.The house has a large grounds. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mohan1946
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Northampton, United Kingdom
lovely piece of history

Went with my mother in law for a day out for my birthday Loved all the Spencer family history, the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Nici B
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Althorp House Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
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+44 1604 770107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place few months ago with some guests from India.The house has a large grounds. The house tour was not well guided . The highlight was the Oval- Diane's resting place.

Thank Mohan1946
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Went with my mother in law for a day out for my birthday Loved all the Spencer family history, the tour of the house was brill & our tour guide was full of facts & made it really interesting. The weather was lovely so we...More

3  Thank Nici B
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I attended the Althorp Literary Festival in early Oct. What a wonderful, intimate event in a stunning setting. Earl Charles Spencer was a gracious host, and was continuously mingling with the group ensuring all were enjoying the event. Fabulous author talks, book signings, and open...More

2  Thank Passport-Maven
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is the ancestral home of Princess Diana and I have to say relies greatly on that fact. The house itself is very interesting and Diana's resting place (if she is really buried there) is very serene. The memorial is starting to look a bit...More

4  Thank Sue K
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The Spencer family estate is a vast, serene spot. Deer and pheasants are roaming the estate while a literary event was going on. The grounds are well-kept and the final resting area of Princess Di on the island is a peaceful area on the property....More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Pretty much standard stately home fare - the house is magnificent with every square inch of wall space festooned with portraits and paintings of the Spencer family down the ages. There were no guided tours on the day we were there, with a free-flow through...More

Thank Arthur L
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Went here last August 2017. Would advise that you book tickets for entry in advance online. Had to change my date of visit and the house's customer service reps were very helpful. Online con would be that it is a bit difficult to find if...More

Thank MigiCortez
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Very nice country home with plenty to see and do Lots of history well worth a visit on the outskirts of Northamptonshire but well signposted

Thank andrewhowlin
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a day with my friend. We wanted to go on the 20th anniversary for Diana's death with it being her childhood home and we both felt that there could have been more to commemorate her on such a poignant year. The Diana...More

Thank MrsPukey
Reviewed September 29, 2017

My husband, son and I visited Althorp on Monday 28th August 2017. It was our 3rd day in England from Australia. I suffer from a disease called Bronchiectasis, which basically is a lung disease with chronic flare ups and infections. When I have a flare...More

3  Thank W500YLcarolm
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hilary4est
November 28, 2017|
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Response from RITA653 | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot cross the lake. You may sit on a bench and view the island from the grounds
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Jaye L
August 31, 2017|
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Response from laurasavill | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will.
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207Jules
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
We probably took an hour or so in the house and then half an hour in the gardens/lake as there isnt much to see. We were only there slightly longer than 2 hours because we had lunch in the cafe which is nice.
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