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Heritage Open Day with Clarinet Ensemble Performance

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church and green outdoor spaces.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church and green outdoor spaces. Canons Ashby is open 10am – closing at 5pm. The house is open 11.30am – last admission at 3.30pm.

On Saturday 14 September, enjoy music from the Liquorice Allsorts Clarinet Ensemble in the formal garden, 11.30am - 12.30pm, or the Priory Church from 2pm – 3pm. (If it rains, both performances will be in the church)

On Sunday 15 September, come to see what’s on our nature table from 10.30am-2pm to find out what evidence the animals who live here leave behind. Whilst you’re here, pop into the shop to collect a souvenir or treat yourself in the tea-room to a cream tea or a light lunch.

Free entry on these days only as part of Heritage Open Days. There’s no need to book in advance.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Families are very welcome

Meeting point

Park in the main visitor car park and start your visit at Visitor Reception as usual.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for whatever the weather brings. Be aware that there are uneven surfaces outdoors, as well as steps, slopes and stairs both inside and outside the house.

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss your access needs. There are steps, slopes and stairs in the garden and house.

Other

More information will be available nearer the time.

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