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
You will be greeted in the car park by a member of the welcome team who will direct you towards the Coach House, where you can show your membership card or buy a ticket. If you would like a lift to the Coach House in the buggy, a welcome team member will be happy to help.
In the Coach House you can book onto a tour and find out what events or activities are happening. Depending upon the day of your visit, you can join a garden tour, church tour, or a special 1000 years history tour. Each guide has their own story to tell, so you can discover something new with each visit.
Canons Ashby House: tours and free-flow visits
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.
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 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.