Lucky visitors can now experience an intimate part of Princess Diana’s life like never before. Althorp Estate is now welcoming guests to stay overnight in the beloved royal’s bedroom and walk the halls of her cherished childhood home.
The Countess came up with the idea as a fundraising opportunity for her charity, Whole Child, which benefits orphaned children around the world. “I’ve always thought of this house as contributing,” the Earl explained. “It’s not just a little bastion or fortress of privilege.”
Visitors have toured the estate in the past, but rarely gained access to Diana’s bedroom and private spaces. The 100,000-square-foot mansion houses a whopping 90 rooms, including a chapel, library, and billiards room — not to mention the world-class art collection.
However, a day trip to the gardens, exhibit, and state rooms costs a much more affordable amount: £18.50 for one adult, or about $25 apiece. The public can also view the Princess’s gravesite, which is located on an serene island in the middle of a lake.