In the picture: then and now

See Canons Ashby's outdoor spaces through the eyes of the talented creative women who lived here long ago on this fascinating self-led trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

See Canons Ashby's outdoor spaces through the eyes of the talented creative women who lived here long ago. Find out how Canons Ashby has changed since those pictures were created and compare the now and then. You may notice things you wouldn't normally look at, or be inspired to create beautiful images of your own. Great for adults or families who want to explore further. Normal admission prices apply.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.30 £10.27
Child £5.80 £5.27
Family £29.20 £26.54
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.20 £4.72
Child £2.60 £2.36
Family £13.30 £12.09
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.25

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 family friendly.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your day at Visitor Reception and enquire about the "In the picture" trail
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and uneven floor surfaces. Part of this trail will go over grass and some steps.
Accessibility
Part of this trail will go over grass and some steps. If you want to discuss your access needs please call the property directly.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
15 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
16 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
17 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
18 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
19 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
20 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

In the picture: then and now

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-16:30
See Canons Ashby's outdoor spaces through the eyes of the talented creative women who lived here long ago on this fascinating self-led trail.

Bird spotting: 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Wed 15 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Borrow some binoculars and a spotting sheet and see what you can find living in our gardens and grounds. Then have a look at our collection of fascinating finds up close.

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, by Illyria

Fri 17 Aug 2018
18:00-20:00
Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy this much-loved story, brought to life by Illyria in the beautiful grounds of Canons Ashby.

Discover British Wildlife

Thu 23 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Meet the experts on British Wildlife and see what you can find exploring our grounds. If you're with younger visitors, try our messy and fun activity: "Whose poos"?

Bookfest

Sat 25 Aug 2018
10:30-16:30
There will be bargains aplenty at the Brewhouse Bookshop's annual sale, raising money to look after our historic site. Spend the day perusing our second-hand books and stock up in preparation for those cosy autumn evenings.

Create a bird house: 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Thu 30 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Decorate a bird house to take home for your feathered friends at home, and maybe help to fill our wildlife refuge with bedding for them to hide in, ready for autumn,