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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 with still or video cameras. Suitability for the Disabled: WCs. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

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. Please note that the Diana: A Celebration exhibition closed at Althorp in August 2013.

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
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


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

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


Opening Times

* Althorp is open on selected dates between 3rd May and 27th September in 2015.

Sunday 3rd; Monday 4th; Sunday 10th; Sunday 17th; Sunday 24th; Monday 25th; Sunday 31st.

Sunday 7th; Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th for the Althorp Literary Festival; Sunday 14th; Sunday 21st; Sunday 28th.

Sunday 12th; Friday 24th to Friday 31st.

Saturday 1st to Monday 31st.

Sunday 6th; Sunday 13th; Sunday 20th; Sunday 27th.

House and grounds open 1.00pm - 5.00


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Member 2017

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