Canons Ashby

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

Musicians performing in the priory church

See a performance at Canons Ashby 

Come and see a performance in the beautiful surroundings of Canons Ashby.

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Upcoming events

Pumpkin Trails

Mon 22 Oct 2018
Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds.

Autumn Family Crafts

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Bring the kids during half term and enjoy some craft activities inspired by this special and spooky time of year. Work together as a team and take home something autumnal to decorate your home.

Live art demonstration by Chris Pendleton

Thu 25 Oct 2018
Come and see an artist at work as Chris draws natural images from Canons Ashby in the Coach House Shop. There will be copies of his drawings and lino prints for sale in the shop.

Spooky Stories: creative writing workshop

Thu 25 Oct 2018
Let your imagination run wild writing Spooky Stories with us this Halloween.

Secrets of Canons Ashby Trail

Sat 03 Nov 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.

Spit and polish: from kitchen maids to conservation

Sat 03 Nov 2018
How can onion water or brick dust help you look after your home? What other uses for tea leaves are there? Discover the differences between how the Victorian servants and the modern conservation team care for our historic house.
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Eating and shopping

Shopping and Eating

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Alice Dryden and her parents under the cedar tree

The women who shaped Canons Ashby 

Find out more about the incredible women who helped to shape Canons Ashby as you see it today.

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Our work

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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