You can now visit Princess Diana’s childhood home as it opens to the public this summer
Princess Diana’s childhood home will open for public viewing for the first time in years this summer.
Althorp House, in Northamptonshire, is where the late Princess grew up, and has been in the Spencer family for decades.
For the first time since the 50s, the impressive, Grade I listed, 90-room stately home will open to members of the public from 1st July 2019 until 31st August 2019, with closures on 6th July, 7th July, and 21st July.
Tickets can be paid for either online for £18.50 or for £20 at the gate, with the estate and grounds open from 12pm and 5pm, and last entry at 3pm.
You can book tickets HERE.
If you do visit, you’ll get a chance to explore the impressive 550 acres of grounds, and see inside the home for a look at the private furniture, art and ceramics collections from the Spencer family’s 500-year history at Althorp House.
Of course, it would also be a chance to get an insight into the place that Princess Diana called home for many years – and her final home before moving to London to live with Prince Charles.
Althorp House is also Diana’s final resting place. Prince Harry and William’s mother is buried on an island in the middle of the ornamental Round Oval lake.
While visitors won’t be able to see the exact site where the Princess is buried, there is a temple with Diana’s name along the top of it that will be available to view.
Diana’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer, has owned the impressive abode for the last 23 years, restoring it recently for the first time since the 1780s.
He and his third wife Karen Spencer actually still live at the home, meaning visitors won’t be able to tour the entirety of Althorp House if they decide to visit in the summer.
Karen recently revealed told Town & Country magazine that she felt ‘instantly at home’ at Althorp when she moved in.
However, she explained that the artwork and furniture serve as a reminder of the huge history of the home.
She said, “The portraits on the walls and the furniture around me are a constant reminder that I am a tiny part of a very big lineage. I hope that I can make a small contribution to the continuation of that legacy.”
FROM: Our sister site, Woman&Home
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