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 10 years old or for dogs (except assistance dogs).

Normal admission prices apply.

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 £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
One adult family £18.20 £16.50

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

Booking details
Please sign up when you arrive, tickets are first come, first served.
Suitability
This tour is aimed at adults, but children 10 and up are welcome.
Meeting point
Please sign up for the guided visit in the shop as there are limited spaces available. Then meet for the visit at the Church at 2pm.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for uneven muddy surfaces
Accessibility
This involves walking across the site through a field and around an area which may be muddy and bumpy.
Other
This is not suitable for dogs other than assistance dogs, as they will be going into an area which is cared for as a nature habitat. Please sign up when you arrive, tickets are first come, first served. If the weather is very poor or the ground near the ponds is very wet and boggy, this will not go ahead.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval Stew Ponds

Thu 23 Sep 2021
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 25 Sep 2021
11:00-16:00
Celebrate the apple harvest with us, with beautiful harvest decorations and some traditional seasonal fun.

The Autumn Owl Trail

Sun 07 Nov 2021
10:00-15:30
Pick up an Autumn Owl Trail and have a Hoot with the family. Who-whoo can find all our hidden owls in the parkland?

Christmas wreath workshop

Mon 22 Nov 2021
10:30-12:30
Nothing says ‘Christmas is here’ quite like a wreath on your front door. Spend a few hours with our talented flower team who will help you craft your own festive wreath using greenery from the grounds of Canons Ashby.

A Canons Ashby Christmas with Eboracum Baroque

Sat 27 Nov 2021
17:30-18:30
Talented musicians Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to Canons Ashby to present a traditional Christmas concert in the atmospheric courtyard with the shining lights of the Christmas tree.

Christmas at Canons Ashby

Fri 24 Dec 2021
10:00-14:30
Feast your eyes on a traditional Christmas in historic Canons Ashby. Explore a fascinating house dressed with festive cheer or enjoy a fresh winter stroll outside.