Canons Ashby - National Trust

An oblique view of the south and West front of Canons Ashby
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A tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful gardens:
* There are some beautiful Tudor/Jacobean wall paintings, Jacobean plasterwork and several tapestries with some excellent C17 needlepoint chairs
* The Kitchen and dairy offer an intimate view of life 'below stairs'
* Colourful formal gardens, old orchard and sweeping parkland
* St Mary's Church, the relic of an Augustinian priory
* The Park encompasses the Deserted Medieval Village

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adults: £7.50
Children: £3.75
Family: £18.75
National Trust members FREE


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Collection details

Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Social History

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Canons Ashby Tudor Experience

School groups are invited to find out what life would have been like in a house like Canons Ashby at the end of the 16th century. Children learn about the life of Tudor servants in the kitchen and the house, learn about the life of the house owners, are taught some Tudor dances and find out about Tudor architecture as they are shown around the house. Group size max 36. KS2. 10:00 - 14:00

Tudor Activity mornings

An intensive 2 hour 'Hands On' morning activity session, where the children learn about the house in Tudor times through a range of quick fire activities held in the actual building.
Activities range from such things as writing their name in Tudor script to learning how a bread oven worked.
There is a chance to stay on in the afternoon for teacher led extension activities in the church or park.

How to obtain

Please contact Siân Watson at Canons Ashby House to enquire about availability. 01327 860044.

Canons Ashby - National Trust
Canons Ashby
NN11 3SD





01327 860044


01327 861900

Tea room

01327 861903


01327 861904


01327 861909

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