Would you like to experience the life of the royal family? You'll have the opportunity - or at least partly. The house where Princess Diana grew up is about to open to the public. You'll be able to see more than 90 rooms and 550 acres of breathtaking landscape with your own eyes. Althorp House is where Lady Di spent most of her childhood with her siblings prior to her marriage with the Prince of Wales in 1981.
The estate itself is located in the Daventry district, Northamptonshire, about 120 km northwest of London in the direction of Leicester, and it is a perfect example of honoring British traditions. The unique mansion, called castle by some, is a two-storey manor, surrounded by a meticulously maintained English park. The nearby forest and the ever-present greenery add to the picturesque feeling of the place. The beautiful architectural gem dates back to 1688, when it replaced the original house.
From eye-catching interiors to charming landscape
The Althorp House hosts a variety of exhibitions, such as Spencers: History of a British Family, which illustrates a 500-year long timeline of the family Diana comes from and their contribution to British public life.
In addition, each fascinating room in this magnificent family house represents one of the best private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics in Europe. Everything has its own story. That means visitors are in for a unique experience in a luxurious place with an unusually captivating history.
The tour season starts on July 1, 2019 and ends on August 31, 2019. Look forward to a spectacular dining room, vast halls lined with full libraries, majestically decorated bedrooms, family portraits with golden frames, luxurious velvet fabrics in the interior and floor-to-celing windows.