Among England's greatest country houses, Apethorpe Palace holds a particularly important place in history because of its role in entertaining Tudor and Stuart monarchs, including Elizabeth I, who once held the property herself and both James I and Charles I.
James so loved Apethorpe that he ordered its owner to make it more suitable for his 'princely recreation' and 'commodious entertainment', as if it was one of his own palaces. The resulting series of state rooms, including the King's Chamber and the impressive long gallery, is one of the most complete to survive from the Jacobean period.
Visitors now have a unique opportunity to discover its past and explore the grand rooms when it opens for guided tours this summer. Tickets can be pre-booked by ringing 0370 333 1183.
Please note: Parking is available.
Prices and opening times
Northamptonshire - PE8 5AQ
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