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Althorp House was built in 1508, by the Spencer Family, for the Spencers, as it has remained for the last 500 years.

Althorp contains one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and ceramics in the world, including numerous paintings by Rubens, Reynolds, Lely, Gainsborough and Van Dyck.

Visitors can visit the House discovering the fascinating history of one of England's most beautiful private and historic houses.

Wander around the gardens, the current exhibition and visit the Cafe and Gift Shop in the Stables.



1 July to 1 September, 12pm to 5pm.

Closed 17 - 19 July 2020.

Find Us
Find us

From the M1, 7m from J16 and 10m from J18.Situated on the A428 Northampton - Rugby Road.

5m from Northampton Station and 14m from Rugby Station.

There is a walk and cycle trail which runs from the outskirts of Northampton to Market Harborough along the trackbed of a disused railway line and National Cycle route 6 which is close to Althorp.


Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £18.50
Concession: £16.00
Family: £45 (2 adults and 2 children)
5 - 16 year olds: £11
Under 5: Free

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

A minimum number of 12 guests. Groups can pre-book to enter the Estate from 12pm to 5pm.  

Group prices: Adults: £16.50 , Concessions: £14 , 5-16 year olds: £10

Under 4, group leader and driver: free

Please note that a deposit for the minimum of 12 guests is required at least six weeks prior to your visit, with the final balance due no later than 21 days prior.  

Things to See


We invite you to host both your ceremony and reception at Althorp. Equally, if you are planning a church wedding, we welcome you and your guests to enjoy exclusive use of the House for your wedding day and night, while hosting your reception here.

We are able to hold civil ceremonies in any of the following five magnificent State Rooms: the Picture Gallery, the State Dining Room, the Great Room, the Saloon or the Marlborough Room. Each of these has its own style, history and character, and caters to a varying number of guests, so you can be sure to find the ideal setting for your ceremony.

Enjoy exclusive use of the House for both your wedding day and night, and our magnificent bedrooms can accommodate more than forty of your family and special guests.


  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

Corporate Hire


  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Plentiful parking