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Althorp House and Estate
- Althorp House and Estate
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- United Kingdom
- Early Modern (1500AD-1800AD)
- Northern Europe
- 1500AD - 1599AD
- Blenheim Palace,
about Althorp House and Estate
Althorp house and estate in Northamptonshire is the home of the Spencer family, one of Britain's well-known aristocratic dynasties. The Spencer family has lived at Althorp for over 500 years.
Built in the early 16th Century, Althorp house was continually modified and expanded as the family developed the estate.
Today visitors to Althorp can wander through the grand house and explore the Spencer family's private apartments as well as seeing the fascinating interiors and art collections on display.
As the ancestral home of the family of Princess Diana, Althorp also hosts an exhibition dedicated to her life and work.
The Althorp estate also includes sizeable gardens and parkland as well as a lake.
Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about Althorp House and Estate is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. If you know of any information on this page that needs updating you can add a comment above or now.
Address: Althorp House and Estate, The Stables, Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ
Phone: +44 (0) 1604 770107
From junction 18 of the M1 follow the A428 to Althorp town. From the M1 junction 16 follow the signs to Althorp. By bus from Northampton Train Station take bus number 96 (Monday – Friday) and ask to be dropped off at Althorp.
Althorp is open from 1 Jul – 30 Aug, 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm). Costs: Adults £13/£15.50*, Concessions £11/£13.50*, Child (5-17) £6, Under-5s go free. [*Includes upstairs rooms].
Parking available on site. There is a cafe on site, open 11am to 5pm.
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