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Althorp House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ

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Visitors are invited to explore the wonderful house, by guided tour only, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Explore the magnificent park, have a stroll through the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect by the peaceful Round Oval lake. In Stables block, built by Roger Morris from 1732 in the Anglo-Palladian style, refreshments and light lunches are available in the Stables Café, as well as the new Spencer exhibition, which explores how the Spencer family has shaped Althorp and its treasures.

For any further information, and to book tickets, please telephone the House Opening team on 01604 770107. For all email enquiries please contact: For information regarding the Althorp Literary Festival and other events at Althorp throughout the year, please visit our website:

No indoor photography . Suitable for disabled persons on ground floor only.  Only assistance dogs permitted.

Guide Prices

All tickets to Althorp include entry to the grounds, the current exhibition in the Stables and a guided tour of the nineteen State Rooms of the House. All HHA Members and Friends will receive free entry with a valid membership card on any of Althorp¹s public opening dates during normal opening hours. All exhibitions and displays are subject to change.

Special rates are available for pre-book groups, please contact or call 01604 770107 for more information.


Road Directions

By Road:

The Park is located 7 miles west of Northampton off the A428.

From the South - Althorp is clearly signed as you approach Northampton from Junction 16 of the M1. From the North - Althorp can be approached from junction 18 of the M1. Follow signs to Northampton. The free car park is signed on your approach to Althorp, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the House. Disabled parking is available; please enquire at West Gate ticket office. The nearest railway station is Northampton, which is 6 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Event venue
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • First Aid
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups: Free Entry for Driver and GTO
  • Groups: Free Meal for Driver and GTO
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Target Markets

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount


Opening Times

* Althorp is open between July and August 2019 to the General Public . Please check website for exceptions

House and grounds open Mid-day and 5 pm (last House entry 4 pm)


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Member 2017

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