Plan your day
With lots to explore and discover, take a look at what Canons Ashby has to offer and enjoy your day, your way.
When you arrive
Start at visitor reception to have your membership card scanned, or buy a ticket. - Our visitor numbers are linked to our funding to look after this very special place, so every scanned card counts. You can also find out what’s happening and pick up information on trails and events. If you're interested in a tour, ask a member of the team who will be able to tell you what's available. There’s a buggy available If you would like a lift to the Coach House shop and Stables tea room. Ask a member of the welcome team who will be happy to help
Canons Ashby house
A pleasing combination of a warm and accommodating family home and an impressive family seat, the house is staffed by enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to tell the story of Sir Henry Dryden, Canons Ashby's Victorian owner. Please check the opening hours of the House as they change dependent upon the time of year.
The great outdoors
Canons Ashby's formal gardens are a stunningly scenic example of early-18th century garden design and the parkland is the perfect place for a stroll and ideal for walking the dogs (on leads please), if they've come along with you. A family friendly parkland walk, with lots of unexpected facts about the landscape and a photo challenge along the way, is free to pick up from the Coach House.
The priory church
The cosy little priory church as you will see it today is but a remnant from Henry VIII's dissolution of the grand and expansive Augustinian priory that preceded it. With some lovely stained glass, attractive medieval architecture and a fascinating story to tell, the priory church is well worth a visit.