Experience the unique warmth of this historic family home for yourself


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

Explore the magnificent park, take a stroll through the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect by the peaceful Round Oval lake.

In the Stables Block, built by Roger Morris in 1733 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore our 2017 exhibition: Mario Testino‘s iconic collection of images of Diana, Princess of Wales taken in 1997 for Vanity Fair.

It is fair to say that the story of Althorp is also the story of the Spencers, and vice versa.

Althorp Opening Dates

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2017 Opening Dates

Please see our 2017 Althorp House Opening dates below.

May – 1st, 14th, 21st, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st.
June – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th*.
July – 2nd*, 9th, 14th – 31st.
August – 1st – 28th.
September – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.

The House and Grounds, including the Exhibition Rooms, Stables Cafe and Gift Shop will be open from 12pm until 5pm, with the last tour departing at 3pm.

* Please be advised that the House and Grounds will be open from 2pm until 5.30pm only on Sunday 25th June and Sunday 2nd July. 

Food and Drink Festival

The 2017 Althorp Food and Drink Festival will be taking place on Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th May, 2017.

Please note that tickets will be available to purchase in due course.

Literary Festival

The 14th Althorp Literary Festival will be taking place from Thursday 5th October – Sunday 8th October, 2017.

Tickets to the Literary Festival will be available to purchase from two months in advance of the event.

Tickets and Prices

All tickets to Althorp include entry to the grounds, the current exhibitions, Café and Gift Shop in the Stables, and a guided tour of the State Rooms of the House.

  • Adult Ticket – £18.50
  • Concession Ticket – £16
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £45
  • Child Ticket (16 and under) – £11
  • 0-4 year olds – Free

Please be advised that you are unable to pre-book tickets online on the day of your visit, however tickets are available to buy upon arrival, at the visitor entrance.

For any further information, please telephone the House Opening team on 01604 770107. For all email enquiries please contact:

Additional Information

Click here for details on how to get to Althorp.

In 2017 the House will be available to visit by guided tour, departing frequently from Wootton Hall, at the front of the House.

The award winning Diana: A Celebration exhibition closed in August 2013 at Althorp. No claims can be made by visitors based on losses due to this particular exhibition not being included in their visit.

  • Free car parking is available to all visitors, please note that there is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the car park through the grounds to the House
  • Blue Badge parking is available on request
  • The Estate and Stables, and ground floor of the House, are fully accessible to wheelchair users. There is no assisted access available to the upstairs rooms in the House
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Estate, excluding guide and assistance dogs
  • Althorp is proud to be part of the Historic Houses Association. All HHA Members and Friends of the HHA will receive free entry with a valid membership card on any of Althorp’s public opening dates in 2016, excluding events
  • As Althorp is primarily a private family home, the House may be closed at short notice to the public on rare instances during the opening season
  • Photography of the exterior of Althorp House and grounds can be taken for personal use only. Internal photography of Althorp is not permitted. Photography taken for any commercial use must have prior written consent from the Althorp Estate.

For all filming enquiries, please email

Visitors with accessibility concerns, and queries about the disabled parking, are asked to contact the House Opening team directly regarding their visit on 01604 770 107 or email