Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide. An exclusive chance to see this beautiful area.

This visit will only go ahead in good weather due to ground conditions on the route. Please wear sturdy footwear and ask at reception on your way in. Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Canons Ashby

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.45
Child £5.80 £5.27
Family £29.00 £26.36
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Whole property excluding house
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.36
Child £3.40 £3.09
Family £17.40 £15.81
Group Adult N/A £5.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
This is not suitable for children under 12.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please ask at Visitor Reception when you arrive who will advise you how to join the guided visit.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and dress for the weather.
Accessibility
This is accessed across muddy uneven terrain. Please call the property to discuss your access needs if you want to know more. This walk is around 3/4 mile long and up and down a slope.
Other
This guided will not go ahead in the case of bad weather. If you are uncertain please call the property in the morning before travelling especially for this.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
26 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

Harvest Trail

Mon 16 Sep 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore the spinney and paddock to find out more about harvest time in history. Find our clues hidden in the trees and answer the questions, then head to the shop to claim your prize and sticker!

Harvest Season

Mon 16 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
Visit during this joyful time to see the house and church decorated for harvest. Help yourself to some home-grown produce from the produce bench for a donation, try the harvest trail around the parkland, or join us for apple weekend.

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Thu 19 Sep 2019
14:00-14:45
Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

Apple Harvest Weekend

Sat 28 Sep 2019
11:00-15:30
Celebrate the apple harvest with us, with tastings, activities and beautiful harvest decorations.

Halloween Bat Trail

Tue 01 Oct 2019
10:00-16:00
Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky bats. Try the Bat Trail as a team and explore the grounds whilst solving the clues! Then collect your sticker from the Coach House shop.

Guided Countryside Walks

Thu 10 Oct 2019
09:55-13:00
Join a volunteer guide on a 6 mile cross country walk to stretch your legs and explore the heart of rural Northamptonshire around Canons Ashby.