Canons Ashby

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

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Upcoming events

Wild Nature Trail

Sun 27 May 2018
Become a nature detective. Pick up a Nature Trail Sheet, get outdoors and see what you can find living or growing in our outdoor spaces.

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Wed 30 May 2018
Get green fingered and plant something to grow and nurture at home, and earn a sticker for your 50 things to do. Take it home, watch it grow and taste it when it's ready.

Hands-on Gardening Day

Thu 07 Jun 2018
Get green-fingered with our garden team learning all about how we look after our plants and trees in the changing seasons on this experience day.

Father's Day trail

Sat 09 Jun 2018
Bring your Dad and enjoy the Father's Day Trail together. Explore the grounds and discover parts of Canons Ashby you might not normally notice. Also suitable for Grandads, Husbands, Mums, Aunties and anyone else who wants to have a go.

Guided Countryside Walk

Thu 14 Jun 2018
Explore beyond the walls of Canons Ashby on a walk through the rolling hills of Northamptonshire's countryside.

The Importance of Being Ernest, performed by Pantaloons

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...?
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Eating and shopping

Afternoon Tea in the tea garden

Afternoon Tea at Canons Ashby 

Indulge yourself or your loved ones with an afternoon tea in our tea-room or tea-garden on a peaceful afternoon.

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