Althorp estate reopening grounds to visitors just for August after coronavirus lockdown
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Althorp Estate is re-opening its grounds to visitors for the month of August having been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Princess Diana's ancestral home has been shut since March but the public will be able to enjoy a picnic on the lawns or spot the rare black fallow deer from Saturday (August 1).
Strict rules are in place to limit the spread of infections including a one-way walking system around the grounds as well as track and trace and online booking only.
"Any visitor who is deemed to be endangering others by not observing Althorp Estate safety measures will be refused entry, services or asked to leave," the website says.
"All purchases can only be accepted by contactless means – no cash will be handled.
"Frequent cleaning of toilet areas and of seating where provided will be carried out by our team of cleaning staff.
"Please use the hand sanitiser stations which are located to key points throughout the estate. Wherever possible please take your waste home for safe disposal.
The main house, cafe, gift shop and exhibitions will remain closed. For more information, visit althorpestate.com.