Canons Ashby

A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart

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Artist in residence: botanical watercolours

Thu 27 Jun 2019
On your visit around the house you may meet our artist in residence in the Dryden Sitting Room. Jenny Major creates beautiful botanical watercolours, many of which are based on specimens from Canons Ashby's garden.

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

Moth Morning

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Join us to discover which moths call Canons Ashby home with a guest lepidopterist (moth expert). See them up close and maybe handle them if you want!

SOLD OUT - Sense and Sensibility performed by The Pantaloons

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good Sense. Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of Sensibility. Together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s classic novel of scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles.

Guided Countryside Walks

Thu 11 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer guide on a 6 mile cross country walk to stretch your legs and explore the heart of rural Northamptonshire around Canons Ashby.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Thu 01 Aug 2019
Keep the kids happy this summer, ticking off our challenges whilst enjoying family fun in the fresh air.
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