About Althorp House and Estate
Althorp house and estate in Northamptonshire is the home of the Spencer family, one of Britain's well-known aristocratic dynasties and family of Princess Diana. The Spencer family has lived at Althorp for over 500 years.
Built in the early 16th Century, Althorp House became the home of the Spencer family in 1508 and was continually modified and expanded as the family developed the estate.
Today visitors to Althorp can wander through the grand house and explore the Spencer family's private apartments as well as seeing the fascinating interiors and art collections on display. There is also a Spencer Family Exhibition detailing their history.
The Althorp estate also includes sizeable gardens, stables and parkland as well as a lake.