Althorp Estate

Althorp Estate




01604 770107

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There is so much to enjoy at Althorp. Perhaps start your visit with a relaxing walk down a tree lined avenue to the house, enjoy the remodelled gardens and take the opportunity to reflect in the peaceful surroundings of the poignant Round Oval.

Explore nineteen rooms in the house, including some of the Spencer Family's private apartments. Discover magnificent interiors and one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, paintings and photographs, and ceramics - the result of one family's uninterrupted occupation for over 500 years.

Be touched by the award winning exhibition, Diana: A Celebration. Reflect on the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Picnic in glorious surroundings in the grounds or enjoy excellent food and drink at reasonable prices in Althorp's Café. Finally, browse through the carefully chosen mementoes in the Althorp Visitor Shop.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

1st July to 30th August. Opening times for 2012 are 11:00am to 5:00pm, Last entry at 4:00pm.

Admission charges

Type of Admission: Pre-Booked/Gate
Adult Day Ticket £12.50/£13.00
Adult Day Ticket including Upstairs Rooms £15.00/£15.50
Concession Day Ticket including Upstairs Rooms
(OAP or Student with valid Student Card) £13.00/£13.50
Child Ticket - including FREE Upstairs access
(Aged 5-17 years) £6.00/£6.00

Family Day Ticket
(2 Adults and 2 Children) £29.50/£30.50
Family Day Ticket including Upstairs Rooms
(2 Adults and 2 Children) £34.50/£35.50
Concession Day Ticket
(OAP or Student with valid Student Card) £10.50/£11.00
Child Ticket - including FREE Upstairs access
(Aged 0-5 years) FREE
Visitor Guidebook £5.00/£5.00

Friends of Althorp Pass
Unlimited access to Althorp for cardholder plus one guest, during 2012 and 2013 summer opening season. N/A £65.00

Northamptonshire Summer Season Pass
Available to visitors with Northamptonshire postal addresses only. Grants unlimited access to Althorp House, Grounds, Cafe, Shop during 2012 season. N/A £17.00

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Althorp Literary Festival

The 12th Althorp Literature Festival

  • 11 — 13 June 2015

Three spectacular days of literary events, with talks from internationally acclaimed historians, novelists, politicians, actors and comedians.


Tickets for the 12th Althorp Literary Festival will go on sale in Spring 2015.