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 1732 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore the Spencer Exhibition – exploring how the Spencer family has shaped Althorp and its treasures.

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

For details of upcoming events at Althorp, please see our Events page.

Althorp Opening Dates

Please use the tabs below to view the opening dates for the House and grounds.

December 2015

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December 2015

for the Althorp Christmas Opening

Morning Session: 10am – 1pm

Afternoon Session: 2pm – 5pm

July 2016

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July for the Althorp Literary Festival

Open daily from Saturday 4th to Sunday 31st July, from 12pm to 5pm.

August 2016

Open daily from Monday 1st to Wednesday 31st August, from 12pm to 5pm.

September 2016

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September for the Althorp Food Festival

Tickets and Prices

To purchase tickets for Althorp’s events in 2015, please click the button below.

Tickets for Althorp’s 2016 opening dates and events are yet to be released. Sign up to our newsletter to be updated when these are available.

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 2016 the House will be available to visit by guided tour, departing frequently throughout the afternoon from Wootton Hall, at the front of the House.

The award winning Diana: A Celebration exhibition closed in August 2013 at Althorp. Tickets for 2016 do not include entry to this exhibition and no claims can be made by visitors based on losses due to the 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
  • Disabled 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