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Visiting ALthop

My father and I are planning a trip to England this summer that will include a visit to Althorp House. Can anyone suggest a clean affordable place to stay nearby?

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Check Smoothhound--there are so many places all over England and you can look by county. We have stayed in quite a few of their places and for the most part were very satisfied.

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Don't know of a place near Althorp. But we stayed in Stratford upon Avon, the night before and managed to drive to Althorp and arrive before it opened at 10:00am. The drive was only about an hour and a half using major motorways.

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Enjoy your visit to Althorp! I went in 2003 and loved it!
We found a B&B situated close to the estate (courtesy of the Althorp website). It was an old farmhouse and was just lovely. The hosts were super sweet.
http://www.althorp.com/placestostay.php
We stayed at the Brampton Hill Farm.

When booking your ticket, opt for the morning ticket. There was no time expiry - we ended up staying all day. If you buy the afternoon ticket you can't get in until a specific time or later. I think we booked a 9:00 or 10:00am ticket, arrived after that and stayed all day.
Also - get the ticket to the 2nd floor of the home - it is very well furnished and you get a better view of the art on display at the home.

We met the Earl - he couldn't have been nicer and was very gracious and hospitable.