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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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50 things to do before you're 11¾ - Make friends with a bug! - 22nd August 2019

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

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Bookfest - 24th August - 26th August 2019

There will be bargains aplenty at the Brewhouse Bookshop’s annual sale, raising money to look after our historic site. Peruse our collection of second-hand ...

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50 things to do before you're 11¾ - Discover wild animal clues - 29th August 2019

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

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Bat Walk - 31st August 2019

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 Trail - 1st September - 29th September 2019

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 Trail - 1st September - 29th September 2019

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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Bat Walk - 7th September 2019

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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Apple Harvest Weekend - 28th September - 29th September 2019

Help to press some apple juice, taste some apple samples to find out what kinds of apple varieties we grow right here in our historic ...

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Apple Harvest weekend - 28th September - 29th September 2019

Help to press some apple juice, taste some apple samples to find out what kinds of apple varieties we grow right here in our historic ...

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Halloween Bat Trail - 1st October - 3rd November 2019

Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky bats. Try the Bat Trail as a team ...

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Clarinet ensemble performance - 13th October 2019

Enjoy clarinet ensemble music from the award-winning BWCB Liquorice Allsorts in the atmospheric Priory Church. You can enjoy the whole performance, or wander in and ...

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Birds of prey - 30th October 2019

Come and see beautiful hawks, falcons and an owl from Wheatley Birds of Prey and find out more about these fascinating birds. Then see them ...

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Spooky Stories: children's creative writing workshop - 31st October 2019

Our writer will encourage your children's creativity and help them come up tales to thrill everyone this October. Then they can take their stories home ...

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Beginners Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (adults) - 31st October 2019

Stories ranging from 69 words to 500 words are becoming ever more popular in our fast-paced society. Our writer, Jo, has had dozens of Flash Fictions published ...

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Hedgehog or Rabbit Sculpture Workshop - 20th November 2019

Learn how to build a simple armature using everyday materials, then add texture & details with natural fibre recycled textiles & environmentally friendly fabric hardener. Finish your ...

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Crafting for Christmas - 23rd November - 24th November 2019

Start getting ready for Christmas! Make a traditional orange decoration or colour a wooden decoration to take home for the festive season. Cost £2 plus normal ...

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Candlelit evening tours - 13th December 2019

Join us for a special after-hours tour around the decorated house as a fascinating festive treat. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mulled ...

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
  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • The whole family
  • Young children
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