3 daysNow you can enjoy a wonderful visit to the family home of Diana and her final resting place, the magnificent Althorp House near Northampton. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, showcasing one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics, each intriguing room of this magnificent family home has a fascinating story of its own.
From the captivating interiors to the beguiling grounds, Althorp offers a wealth of opportunities for visitors of all ages and showcases the various interests and passions of those who have lived here over the centuries. Explore the magnificent park, take a stroll through the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect by the peaceful Round Oval lake. Interesting visits included in this great value for money weekend
PRICE FROM ? £239 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1- From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your coach, travel north with a break in the journey at Jordans Mill, Biggleswade. Step back in time in their historic flour Mill, home to the Jordan family for over 150 years, and see first-hand how flour was once produced here. Lovingly restored having stopped milling in 2000, the 19th Century Mill has been divided in two by a spectacular floor-to-ceiling glass screen, with the working part of the Mill on one side and a contemporary display area on the other, entrance to the Mill included. Why not have a walk round The Mill Gardens, their unique food and flower gardens where crops, vegetables and fruits are grown in an ornamental setting alongside wild flowers and cultivated garden plants. The Riverside Café will be open for lunch & refreshments. Arrive at 4* Sedgebrook Hall to check in for your 2-night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 2- After a hearty breakfast - rejoin the coach for a short drive to Althorp House.
Visitors flow freely through the rooms, and have guides positioned throughout the house to give you more information and answer any queries you may have.
In the Stables Block, built by Roger Morris in 1733 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore the seasonal exhibitions, 2017 featured Mario Testino's iconic collection of images of Diana, Princess of Wales taken in 1997 for Vanity Fair, and Walking in her Shoes, showcasing 20 inspirational young people who hold The Diana Award, demonstrating the monumental impact they have had on society and the lives of others. Entry included.
Day 3 - After check out head to the Northampton & Lamport Railway.
A steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, located just 5 miles from Northampton in easy reach of the motorway network. With approximately 1½ miles of running track alongside the Brampton Valley Way. Train fare included. Continuing towards interchange with a stop in pretty Stoke Bruerne, with its many traditional stone and thatched cottages. The village's main claim to fame is its situation on the Grand Union Canal making it a favourite destination for tourists. Refreshments available by the canal Back to top
AccommodationSedgebrook Hal, Chapel Brampton - 4 star
A lovely country house situated in the pretty village of Chapel Brampton just 5 miles from Northampton city centre. The hotel has a superb health and leisure club, including a gym, an all-weather tennis court, a 3-par pitch and putt, and a sauna. Guest rooms are thoughtfully furnished to create a relaxing environment, luxury bedding, free Wi-Fi, a work desk and a TV. Rooms also feature a laptop safe and tea/coffee facilities. No lift here but some ground floor rooms and stairs within the hotel. Back to top