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Althorp Estate - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Northampton NN7 4HQ, UK

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About Althorp Estate

Althorp is a Grade I listed stately home and estate in the civil parish of Althorp, in West Northamptonshire, England of about 13,000 acres. By road, it is about 6 miles northwest of the county town of Northampton and about 75 miles northwest of central London, situated between the villages of Great Brington and Harlestone. It has been held by the prominent aristocratic Spencer family for more than 500 years and has been owned by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer since 1992.

Attractions Near Althorp Estate

Northampton & Lamport Railway
Northampton & Lamport Railway5.51km from Althorp Estate

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. It is based at Pitsford and Brampton station, near the villages of Pitsford and Chapel Brampton, roughly 5 miles north of Northampton. The railway is open for viewing from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sundays. Train rides are available on Sundays from March to October, diesel hauled with steam-hauled trains for special events. Open from March to October and throughout December

Coton Manor Garden
Coton Manor Garden6.46km from Althorp Estate

This beautiful garden at Coton Manor occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. The 10 acre garden has luxuriant borders that will delight the plant enthusiast while everyone will enjoy the garden’s charm and special atmosphere, with colour and interest throughout the seasons. Beyond the garden is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a wildflower meadow.

National Lift Tower
National Lift Tower7.16km from Althorp Estate

The National Lift Tower is a 127m Research and Development facility located in Northampton, England. Originally built to test lifts, the scope of work undertaken at the tower has increased considerably in recent years. The height of the building and it's unique features have made it an invaluable resource for a variety of projects. The height of the building and it's unique features make it an invaluable resource.

St Peter's Church, Northampton
St Peter's Church, Northampton8.28km from Althorp Estate

This is a beautiful redundant Anglican church in Marefair, Northampton, which was built around 1150. It is considered to be "the most outstanding Norman church in the county" and "its capital sculpture is one of the highlights of the Romanesque in England".[3] Alec Clifton-Taylor includes the church in his list of 'best' English parish churches. The church stands on a site between a former Anglo-Saxon palace and Northampton Castle.

The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre8.33km from Althorp Estate

This is a church built on the traditional site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial. According to the Bible, his tomb was close to the place of the Crucifixion, and so the church was planned to enclose the site of both the cross and the tomb. Today, the wider complex around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the church itself is shared among several Christian denominations and secular entities in complicated

Bradlaugh Fields & Barn
Bradlaugh Fields & Barn8.44km from Althorp Estate

Bradlaugh Fields is a community open space wildlife park in Northampton covering a huge area from Moulton Park to Kingsthorpe and accross to Spinney Hill. Three fields with a total area of 17.5 hectares are managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire as a nature reserve also called Bradlaugh Fields. There is access to Hills and Holes from Kettering Road, and other access points include a footpath from Aintree Road which passes between Scrub Field and Quar

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Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".