Canons Ashby

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

A festive wreath on the door and warm glow through a window.

Discover five centuries of Christmas 

Join in the festivities of five centuries of Christmas, from the Tudors to the 20th century, or bring the kids to join in the Holly and Ivy Trail in the fresh air.

Make the most of Winter

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Upcoming events

Holly and Ivy Trail

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Bring the family, wrap up warm and explore the grounds with a Christmas twist. Answer our festive questions, learning something new and win your prize. Then warm up in the tea room!

Secrets of Canons Ashby Trail

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception and explore the grounds to discover some of the lesser known features of our site which you otherwise might never have noticed.

Five Centuries of Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
Immerse yourself in five centuries of Christmas, from earthy Tudor treats to familiar 20th century traditions.

New Year's Walk

Wed 02 Jan 2019
Blow away the cobwebs after the indulgent Christmas season and get some fresh air in the beautiful Northamptonshire Countryside.

Volunteer open day

Sat 26 Jan 2019
Meet some of our volunteers over a cuppa and find out more about how you can join this friendly team.

Muddy Explorers Trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
During February half term, put on your wellies and join our Muddy Explorers Trail to embrace this squelchy time of year!
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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Canons Ashby on the National Trust Collections website