Travelling to Althorp


The House is a mere 10-minute drive from the M1, under an hour from major cities, and less than an hour-and-a-half from London. It is little wonder guests find Althorp so easy to get to – and so hard to leave.


Althorp can be approached from Junction 18 of the M1.

Take the first left at the roundabout and follow signs to Northampton.


Althorp is signed from junction 1 of the A 14 (west bound only).

Follow A5199 to Chapel Brampton and turn off to Althorp.


Althorp is clearly signed as you approach Northampton from Junction 16 of the M1.


The Visitor car park is located by Carriage Drive outside the West Gate Entrance to the Estate.

The pin on the map to the left indicates the carpark location. The GPS Coordinates 52.277380, -1.010271.


Visitor entry is through West Gate only, visitors arriving at East Gate will be redirected to West Gate.

Ground tickets must be booked online in advance; no tickets will be available to purchase on site at Althorp.

Anyone arriving without a ticket will not be able to access the car park or the grounds.


Coaches are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions for 2020.

Please contact the House Opening Team on for all 2021 Coach Bookings inquiries.


National Express Coaches run a service to Northampton Bus Station from many locations throughout the UK.

For details of this service please visit the National Express website. A taxi can then be used to complete your journey. This should take 10-15 minutes.


The National Rail service provides trains to both Long Buckby (10 mins) and Northampton Train Station (20 mins) from throughout the UK.

A regular service is offered from London Euston and Birmingham International. Please visit the National Rail website for more details.

Upon arrival at Northampton Train Station visitors can tender a taxi to Althorp for the cost of around £15.00 – £20.00. Taxis from Long Buckby take approximately 10 minutes and will cost £10.00 – £15.00.


Althorp is surrounded by beautiful countryside well suited to cycling.

Althorp welcomes visitors who choose to travel by bicycle, we advise visitors check with the relevant local councils for safe cycle networks before starting your journey.

Bicycles can be left in the visitor car park at the owners risk, Althorp cannot accept any responsibility for the security of bicycles left in the car park.

Please note: no direct facility is provided for bike locks, although some fencing is suitable for this purpose.

If you have any questions please contact Althorp on 01604 770107.

Althorp Estate is currently following all government guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please click here for detailed information.

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