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We arrived and met our friends in the car park which is free. As National Trust members we also have free entry into the house and gardens and made a bee-line for the cafe. Hot Chocolate, coffees and scones were consumed and then while the...More
I admit I have a bit of an obsession with trying to visit NT places when they are nearby so I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to visit Canons Ashby when we were staying about 20 mins away. It is a lovely location; easy...More
Canons Ashby is a rather small manor house and although quaint and interesting in its own way, I would advise visitors not to bother travelling from afar unless you are a particularly passionate fan of Henry Dryden or anyone else from the Dryden family.
CanonsAshby, Communications officer at Canons Ashby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience around the house and with the volunteer room guides. I have passed this review on to the House Steward to...More
There is plenty to see in the House, from Servant's Hall and Great Kitchen to a lovely Drawing Room. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly and we learnt a lot about the Dryden family, it proved complicated but very interesting. The views over the beautifully...More
We had been given National Trust passes as a gift, therefore decided to explore further than our local area and what a great day we had. Although this is a smaller property, we felt that we were really able to immerse ourselves in its history....More
We arrived a couple of hrs before the house opens and did the lakes walk we had downloaded of NT website. It was a nice walk across pasture and arable land and quiet country roads, with some lovely views of house near the end.
And that includes the car park. However, it is well worth a visit and is full of fascinating recent history. New rooms have been opened up on the first floor which add to the experience. The tear room is lovely (as are most NT tea...More
The house doesn't open until 1pm. So don't arrive too early as the grounds are not as extensive as many NT properties. Though there is a leaflet with a walk marked, just over a mile.
From the carpark it's s short amble up past the...More
Very good National Trust property with all the usual amenities of shop, cafe toilets etc.
Also a church in the grounds.
There are plenty of walks around the property.
We used to love seeing the friendly cockerel on the wall as you enter the grounds...More
There are some fixed racks in the car park near the visitor reception building which is manned by volunteers whenever Canons Ashby is open. If you just want to visit the tea room there is space to keep your bike with you as... More
There are some fixed racks in the car park near the visitor reception building which is manned by volunteers whenever Canons Ashby is open. If you just want to visit the tea room there is space to keep your bike with you as long as you sit outside and keep your bike out of the way. There’s a free water tap available too. Scones and cakes are amazing, worth the ride!
we love to welcome dogs in the paddock, the tea room garden and the parkland for walkies. We don't allow dogs in the house or formal gardens in order to protect these sensitive and delicate environments... More
we love to welcome dogs in the paddock, the tea room garden and the parkland for walkies. We don't allow dogs in the house or formal gardens in order to protect these sensitive and delicate environments. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere of course.
We're looking forward to your visit.
Laura Malpas, Operations Manager