Opening times for 4 December 2023
Asset Opening time House 11:00 - 15:00 Church 10:00 - 16:00 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Park 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:30 - 15:30 Tea-room 10:30 - 15:30
On busy days access to the house is via timed tickets; these are available for you to select upon arrival at Visitor Reception. Busy days are usually on weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays. Last entry to the house is 2.30pm.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £13.20 £12.00 Child £6.60 £6.00 Family £33.00 £30.00 One Adult Family £19.80 £18.00 Group Adult £11.40 Group Child £5.70
The Bookshop is located off the Pebble Court at the entrance to the House.
Located 200 yards from the House, Tea Room and Shop.
Dogs on short leads are welcome in all our outdoor spaces except for the family Wild Play Corner. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.
Located opposite the entrance to the house. There are baby-changing facilities in the outer area of the ladies toilets available to all.
Mobility parking & driver assisted buggy, accessible toilet, level access to sundial terrace, Great Kitchen accessible with virtual laptop tour.
Accessible route and/or map
There is limited level access due to being an historic site with steps and stairs.
There are 4 stone steps with a handrail in to the top terrace of the garden. There is level access to the Sundial Terrace. The garden has loose gravel paths which may make it hard for wheeled transport to navigate. There are steps and grass slopes to the lower terraces. Access to the house without steps is only available to the Great Kitchen.
There is an accessible toilet in the outer area of the ladies toilets available to all (opposite the entrance to the house)
Braille (guide or menu)
Braille guides available that include an introduction to Canons Ashby. These are available upon request at visitor reception or the entrance to the house.
Located 200 yards from the house. There is a regular transfer service available.
Level access is only available to the sundial terrace in the formal garden. The rest of the garden is terraced and there are steps and steep slopes between different areas. There is level access to the Paddock and the Parkland, please ask at reception if you require any assistance.
Hearing loops are available in Visitor Reception, Shop and Tearoom and a portable loop in the house.
The driver assisted golf buggy is available between the car park and the House, Tea Room and Shop.
Level access to food outlet
Available in the Great Kitchen, please ask upon arrival at the house
Level access to shop
from M40 junction 11, take A422 (Northampton), then at roundabout take B4525 and follow brown signs. From M1 junction 16, take A45 (Daventry) at the roundabout take first exit A5 towards Towcester, then follow brown signs. Coming with a caravan or mobile home? Please contact us beforehand to discuss your parking on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01327 861900.
Parking: 200 meters from the garden and toilets. No parking on lanes and verges is permitted. The car park is locked at 5.00pm.
Sat Nav: Use NN11 3SD
on Macmillan long-distance footpath.
Banbury 10 miles.
There is no direct public transport route. Bus to Woodford Halse (4 miles), between Daventry and Banbury.
NCN70. Please enter via the main car park and visitor reception on Eydon Road. Cyclists are welcome to use the tea room, but please access the site via the main car park and visitor reception on Eydon Road.
Canons Ashby is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome at Canons Ashby, whether it's a walk in the parkland with the family or lunch in the tea-garden whilst your pup companion relaxes. Find out more about bringing your four-legged friend for a visit.
Find out more about booking your group for a visit to Canons Ashby and the information you need to help you plan your trip.
A tranquil Tudor manor house showcasing a mix of historic architecture, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart.
St Mary’s church, the only remaining part of a 13th-century priory. Visible long history, as the Dryden family church.
Eighteenth-century terraced garden including flowers, fruit, vegetables and paddock. Surrounded by wider parkland with evidence of medieval farming.
Housed in the old stables, serving hot and cold meals, drinks, sandwiches, and light snacks. Seating available inside and out.
Housed in the old Victorian Coach House, choose from seasonal gifts and local ranges, including books, edible treats and children's pocket money toys. Outside in spring & summer there are a range of plants.
Explore the historic house at Canons Ashby with grand rooms, stunning tapestries and plasterwork which contrasts with the servants' quarters. Find out more about what you can see.
The garden provides plenty of space for the family to have a great day out and enjoy the fresh air. You can also stretch your legs with one of the walks in the wider grounds.
Discover family-friendly activities and days out with the kids at Canons Ashby, including nature trails, wild play and school holiday events.
Enjoy this short walk around the parkland and discover the fascinating history of Canons Ashby, set in the South Northamptonshire countryside.
Enjoy a tranquil countryside circuit taking in the remaining traces of a medieval village, local wildlife and views over the fishing lakes to Canons Ashby house and the church tower.
Grab a bite to eat in the tea-room, and find a souvenir to remember your visit in the Coach House shop. Head to the old brewhouse where you will now find a second-hand bookshop.
Mystery, beauty, and the peace of forgotten places surround this cottage in the Northamptonshire countryside.
Bring your little elves and enjoy the enchanted trail through out outdoor spaces, enjoying some decorations and finding out all about the magical trees all around us.
Experience a magical Christmas visit at Canons Ashby with festive decorations inspired by Arthurian wizards, knights, dragons and the wonderful myths that surround them. Running from 30 November - 24 December.
Join us for a special after-hours tour around the festive house as a fascinating Christmas treat. The Arthurian decorations, full of knights, wizards and dragons, are sure to be even more atmospheric in the evening.
Built by the Drydens using the remains of a medieval priory, the house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the Victorian era.
The warm, welcoming house features grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork, contrasting with the domestic detail of the servants' quarters.
Stroll in the historic parkland and catch glimpses of early medieval landscapes, while a wander through the priory church reveals the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.
Canons Ashby was home to the Dryden family for over 400 years and has a rich history. Discover how the house developed and about the people that made the house we see today.
Find out more about the work the team are doing to improve biodiversity at Canons Ashby, including a recent project to restore the medieval stew ponds.
Caring for Canons Ashby goes on all year round, much of it behind the scenes. Find out more about the work being done to protect and restore this centuries-old family home.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Canons Ashby and how you can join the team to play your part in looking after this historic family home.