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Even if Diana Princess of Wales had no connection with Althorp (pronounced Alltrop, don’t you know), it would still be a simply lovely country house to visit in the languid Northamptonshire countryside. The house dates back to the early 1500s and through careful collecting, an uncanny knack of commissioning the right artisans and artists and clever curatorship now has a deeply impressive interior that boasts works by Gainsborough, Van Dyke, Reynolds and Rubens (among many, many others). In total there are nineteen rooms to ogle at and wonder what it must have been like to be brought up in such a magnificent setting. When you’ve oohed and aaghed at the interior, take a stroll by the lovely lake and through the gardens (where a sea of daffodils dazzles in springtime) and then finish off with a mooch around the stunning honey-coloured ironstone stables where the Spencer family have created an unmissable exhibition dedicated to the late princess and her charity work.
For more information on the Historic House please click on the following link:
Information on Althorp , The Stables , Althorp , Northampton
|Opening Times:||1 Jul to 29 Aug 2013, Daily, 12:00-17:00. Last entry to the Estate at 16.00|
|Admission:||Adult £12.50, Child (5-17) £6.00, Under 5 Free, Seniors £10.50, Family (2 adult & 3 Child) £29.50, Carer Free. An additional £2.50 is payable to visit the upstairs rooms of the House.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Located seven miles west of Northampton. Althorp is easily accessible from the M1. Alternatively, trains run regularly from London Euston to Northampton, with the train station being a 20 minute drive from the Althorp Estate.|
Disabled Access to the grounds and lower floors of the house., Full Disabled Access, Free parking available within the grounds, Parking Availability, For information about Group Visits and Coaches, please call the Visitor Manager, Ruth Coverdale, on 01604 770107, Refreshments, Shop
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Thu 13 Jun 2013 – Sat 15 Jun 2013
The Althorp Literary Festival will take place on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June, 2013. It promises to be a magical three summer days in the inspiring setting of one of England's best loved historic homes. Authors taking part, to name just a few, include Artemis Cooper, Willie Dalrymple, Antonia Fraser, Stanley Johnson, and Ann Widdecombe.
Visit www.spencerofalthorp.com for info.
Tue 08 Oct 2013 – Tue 08 Oct 2013
The 6th annual Althorp Park Battle Proms Concert will be held on Saturday 10 August 2013, and takes place on the beautiful parkland directly overlooking the impressive architecture of the House and Stables. The Battle Proms are proud to support the Charity Combat Stress: The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society.
For more information and tickets, visit www.battleproms.com or call 01432 355 416.
Sat 02 Nov 2013 – Thu 29 Aug 2013
Join us at Althorp in 2013 from 1st July to 29th August, and explore the beautiful house and parkland. Buy your Summer Day Visit tickets to Althorp in advance, via the Althorp Eticketing system, and save on the cost of each ticket.
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