Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby

Built by the Drydens using the remains of a medieval priory, the house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the time of Sir Henry Dryden, a Victorian antiquary, passionate about the past. The warm, welcoming house features grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork, contrasting with the domestic detail of the servants' quarters. Stroll in the historic parkland and catch glimpses of early medieval landscapes, while a wander through the priory church reveals the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.

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In the picture trail: then and now - 7th July - 28th August 2018

See Canons Ashby’s outdoor spaces through the eyes of the talented creative women who lived here long ago on this fascinating self-led trail. Find ...

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50 Things Thursdays - 2nd August 2018

Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air. On these Thursdays join us for activities ...

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50 Things Thursdays - 9th August 2018

Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air. On these Thursdays join us for activities ...

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50 Things Thursdays - 16th August 2018

Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air. On these Thursdays join us for activities ...

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The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, by Illyria - 17th August 2018

Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor. But once he is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk ...

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50 Things Thursdays - 23rd August 2018

Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air. On these Thursdays join us for activities ...

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Bookfest - 25th August - 27th August 2018

There will be bargains aplenty at the Brewhouse Bookshop’s annual sale, raising money to look after our historic site. Spend the day perusing our ...

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Harvest trail - 1st September - 30th September 2018

Explore the ancient parkland to find out more about harvest time in history. Find our clues hidden in the trees and answer the questions, then ...

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Harvest season - 1st September - 30th September 2018

Visit during this joyful time to see the house and church decorated for harvest. Help yourself to some home-grown produce from the garden for a ...

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Bat Walk - 1st September 2018

Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with our bat experts and volunteers. Enjoy a guided walk around Canons Ashby's ...

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Bat Walk - 8th September 2018

Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with our bat experts and volunteers. Enjoy a guided walk around Canons Ashby's ...

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Harvest Celebration Concert - 22nd September 2018

Join us to celebrate the harvest season with a concert by the Middleton Cheney Singers. They will be performing an eclectic mix of joyous music ...

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Apple Harvest - 29th September - 30th September 2018

Celebrate the apple harvest with us, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations. Help to press some apple juice, taste some apple samples to find ...

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Pumpkin Trails - 6th October - 31st October 2018

Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds. Try the Pumpkin Trail ...

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Maria Stuarda by OperaupClose - 6th October 2018

Brimming with bloodshed and rivalry, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose bring two ferocious Tudor Queens to Canons Ashby in a concert performance of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Listen ...

Contact & Opening Times

Canons Ashby
NR Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 3SD
House open Friday - Wednesday and gardens open everyday. See website for times. Telephone - 01327 861900 Email - canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Couples
  • The whole family
  • Young children
  • Group tours
  • Coach parking
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