THE ALTHORP LITERARY FESTIVAL
Althorp’s unique celebration of the written word took place 5th-7th October 2018.
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.
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.
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 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.

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'”

The Gift Shop

The Althorp Gift Shop has a selection of books, including copies of bestselling books by author Charles Spencer.

Althorp Literary Festival

Prue Leith at Althorp

The 15th Annual Althorp Literary Festival took place in October 2018, and hosted novelists, historians, artists and adventurers.

Explore Althorp

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