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To be honest we've been to more attractive house and gardens but I guess a lot of people visit... read more

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Our party of four arrived early for the gate opening. Although (as stated) the parking was a short... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Althorp House Rugby Rd. | off the A428, Northampton NN7 4HQ, England
+44 1604 770107
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Reviewed yesterday

To be honest we've been to more attractive house and gardens but I guess a lot of people visit Althorp because Diana is buried there. We arrived at 12.15 on a Sunday in August and were amazed how few people were there. This certainly helped...More

1  Thank MJ2109
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Checked today. Website says gates open and 12 and close at 5. So we got there at 3.45 to find the house closed at 3.30. BEWARE

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Althorp-Estate, Public Relations Manager at Althorp House, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're sorry that you experienced this disappointment and we are amending our website details to reflect your feedback.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our party of four arrived early for the gate opening. Although (as stated) the parking was a short distance from the main gate it was no problem, nor was the walk up the drive. Disabled and coaches are allowed much closer access. What struck us...More

2  Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited Althorp in July 2018 and arrived at 11.00am only to discover it doesn't open until 12noon. So do be careful to plan your arrival carefully. Parking is some distance from the house and the walk to the house through the main gates may...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was in tears the moment we walked through the West Gate and greeted by Andy. As he offered some advice to enhance our visit, the way he spoke of Earl Spencer and Althorp Estate was heart warming. Sharing with us points of interest, such...More

3  Thank gwenboudreau
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Althorp and it was well worth the trip. The well-organised guided tour of the house was very informative about the history of the Spencer family. This lasted about 45 minutes and covered the history through a series of paintings...More

3  Thank Lynphd
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were late arriving having driven down from Yorkshire, we were worried that we had arrived to late , but our minds were put at rest as soon as we had met a lovely man called Andy Robinson who let drive down to the entrance...More

1  Thank olivermankowski
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so impressed by Althorp, the welcoming staff who explained our route to take, the fantastic room guides who were so knowledgable, everyone was so eager to impart their knowledge. The grounds are magnificently kept The house is immaculate , no dust, and nothing...More

2  Thank warwkscruiseholic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Earl Spencer, thank you for opening your gorgeous home to the public and allowing us to visit the final resting place of our wonderful Princess Diana. The house is very homely with a warm and welcoming feel. The grounds are tranquil and peaceful and wonderfully...More

2  Thank HHMLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Born the same year as Diana it was my dream to have met her in person unfortunately that did not materialize. So on a Secret Escapes break my husband had organised for our Wedding Anniversary we spent our day at Althorp. AMAZING place to think...More

2  Thank JohnandPauline
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12 August 2018|
Response from Harry S |
Yes you may You may also use the disabled parking if you cannot walk any distance
Alf H
8 August 2018|
Response from Harry S |
The opening times are on the website
Margaret T
30 July 2018|
Response from Althorp-Estate | Property representative |
Please do check on our website for the most up to date information but we open at midday, and the gates close at 5pm.