Plan your day

Canons Ashby's Tudor kitchen

With lots to explore and discover, take a look at what Canons Ashby has to offer and enjoy your day, your way.

Planning a visit? Our opening hours have changed. Please check the opening hours on the homepage before travelling.

When you arrive

Start at visitor reception to have your membership card scanned, or buy a ticket: every scanned card or ticket sold helps us earn funding to look after this special place.

You can also find out what’s happening and pick up information on trails and events. There’s an access 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 

The house is presented as the home of Sir Henry Dryden, who lived here in the Victorian period. You can explore the house at your own pace, and there are friendly guides in the rooms to answer any questions you may have.

Please check the opening hours of the house as they change dependent upon the time of year. (If we anticipate being exceptionally busy we may have to implement a timed ticket system, if this is the case you will be informed on arrival.)

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). A family friendly parkland walk, or some longer countryside walks, are free to pick up from Visitor Reception.

The priory church

The little priory church is just a remnant of a much bigger Augustinian Priory which was here before the Dissolution in the time of Henry VIII. With some lovely stained glass, attractive medieval architecture and a fascinating story to tell, the priory church is well worth a visit.

Bringing children to visit?
Find out all the essential family information here.