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A tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful 18th-century gardens

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.

Dog policy

Your dog can enjoy Canons Ashby with you. But before you visit, please take a look at our dog policy:
• Dogs are welcome on a lead in the car park, tea-room garden, parkland and paddock
• Please do not bring your dog into the house or formal gardens
• There is a limited shade in the car park and a water bowl is available by the tea-room
• Assistance dogs are allowed across the entire property, including the house and formal gardens

Don't miss

  • Take a stroll around the newly restored garden
  • Find out about the curious life and times of Sir Henry Dryden
  • Enjoy a cream tea in our award-winning Stables tea-room
  • Treat yourself or buy a gift in the Coach House shop
  • Say hello to Erasmus the cockerel and his ladies as you head up the path to the house
  • Have your picnic in the paddock under the trees
  • Pick up a trail or tracker pack from reception and go exploring
  • Play hide and seek in the Green Court
  • See if you can tell the time from the sundial

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Exterior view of Canon’s Ashby © National Trust Canons Ashby

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