THE ESTATE
Beyond the public face seen by the tens of thousands who visit Althorp each year, the Althorp Estate extends much further - covering 13,000 acres of beautiful countryside.
DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL AT ALTHORP
The Althorp Estate offers unique possibilities for filming and photography – either in the 90-room House, in the beautiful 550-acre Park, or on the wider 13,000-acre Estate.
VISITING ALTHORP
Secure amidst Althorp’s idyllic private parkland, you would be forgiven for thinking that urban life was a million miles away.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY & HERITAGE OF THE SPENCERS
The Spencer family home since 1508, Althorp brings over 500 years of history to life before your eyes.
A TRADITION OF ENTERTAINMENT
Once the scene of courtly balls, political meetings and even a secret marriage, each intriguing room in the house now provides an inspirational backdrop for an array of present-day events.
THE ALTHORP LITERARY FESTIVAL
A unique celebration of the written word, taking place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful, private, historic houses.
EVENTS AT ALTHORP
Every year Althorp is the stunning backdrop for a series of wonderful events. Whether it’s the hugely popular Literary Festival, the evocative Christmas at Althorp or the delightful series of Althorp open-air concerts, you will find something to draw you here.

Welcome to Althorp
One of the most beautiful stately homes in England

Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers, for the Spencers, and that is how it has remained for over 500 years.

“Sometimes I forget what a magnificent, historic place Althorp is; because for me, it is simply ‘home'”

Althorp Events

Whether the occasion is intimate for a few hundred or breathtaking for thousands, you are always promised a memorable experience.

Explore Althorp

View the rooms and the grounds of Althorp House – the playground for nineteen generations of Spencers.

Charles Spencer Books

Current Earl, Charles Spencer, is an acclaimed, bestselling, historian. Browse his books below and order from our Gift Shop.