What to expect when visiting Canons Ashby

An image of the parterre with frosty grass, long shadows in the golden light and a clear blue sky

Things might be a little different at the moment as we try to keep everyone safe, so find out what’s going on by reading below. Please remember to book your ticket in advance or you will not be guaranteed admission.

Please pre-book a ticket before visiting Canons Ashby Check availability and book now

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit, and look out for signs which give directions around the site so everyone has plenty of space.

There are hand sanitising stations around the site, please use these where possible.
We clean the toilets regularly through the day, so everything should be clean for you at any time of day.

Please wear face coverings in our indoor areas except whilst eating and drinking.

Parking and arrival

Please park in the main visitor car park and head towards Visitor Reception. A member of the team will greet you, and check you in for the time you booked. Please have your booking confirmation on paper or a digital device, and if you are a member please bring your membership card.

Here you can scan the government test and trace QR code, for contact tracing (or give details on paper if you don't have the app).

If you have not booked a ticket you may not be able to come in. However, where space is available on weekdays between 12 and 2.30pm you may be able to visit, if we are not fully booked.

Are you looking for how to cancel your booking? Our friends at another site made this handy instruction guide.

Unfortunately our access buggy is not currently available. If you have concerns about your access needs please contact us before your visit on canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk

What’s open?

Get out and burn off some energy with the family
A family playing on the lawn
Get out and burn off some energy with the family

You can explore the outdoor green spaces and pick up some takeaway food or drink from the Tack Room Kiosk.

The house, shop, church and second-hand bookshop are currently closed following government guidelines.

The parkland has sheep and sometimes cows grazing in it, so please keep dogs on a short lead at all times. Look out for birds in the trees or flying overhead: we have plenty of interesting species to spot.

If you have little ones, explore the Spinney or the Wild Play corner. There are also family trails, including the Christmas Star Trail, available from outside Visitor Reception for you to pick up for free.

Treat yourself

Treat yourself to something tasty
Child enjoying a scone with jam and cream
Treat yourself to something tasty

The Tack Room kiosk is selling hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches. Following government guidance the Tack-Room Kiosk is take-away only and we have had to close our seating areas, however there are various benches around the site which you can rest on..

Every penny of profit from the tea-kiosk stays here to look after Canons Ashby.

Welcome back!

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