Canons Ashby National Trust

A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart.

A bit about us

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 time of Sir Henry Dryden, a Victorian antiquary, passionate about the past.

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.

There is an interesting a varied programme of events and activities for adults or families throughout the year - please visit the website to see what's coming up.

When you visit don't miss the Stables Tea-Room or the Coach House Shop . Every time you treat yourself, every penny of profit stays at Canons Ashby to care for Canons Ashby for future generations. 

Please see the website for more information including the access statement for accessibility information, pricing and opening hours.


  • Canons Ashby National Trust
  • Canons Ashby National Trust
  • Canons Ashby
  • Near Daventry
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN11 3SD

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  • Parking available
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Disabled WC available
  • WC
  • Seating available
  • Hearing loop available

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