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Beautiful house and gardens

This is a lovely place to visit and spend the day exploring. There house is extensive and there are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Henchelson
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Litchborough, United Kingdom
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Canons Ashby

This small NT property is situated in uncrowded countryside between Banbury and Northampton. I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarltonA10
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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We visited Canons Ashby, on November 1st, having chosen to come chiefly because it was near our hotel and was actually open (it seems many houses are closed to the public at this time of year); Canons Ashby, however, remains open during November weekends and...More

5  Thank flutefairy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited in September on a cold, windy, overcast day. The cafe was a welcome respite from the weather outside but it was very cold; do not know if they have heating or they do not turn on in order to save money but we...More

3  Thank happygardenerKent
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit today to do the pumpkin trail, lovely looking house, gardens well kept. The pumpkin trail was in the park land spaced out in the trees. Was a bit short but on a cold day was a bit of a blessing. Nice standard NT shop...More

Thank O1838BSmikec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit and spend the day exploring. There house is extensive and there are lots of rooms to discover. The large gardens are a joy. Don’t forget to visit the church.

Thank Henchelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small NT property is situated in uncrowded countryside between Banbury and Northampton. I was ushered into a slightly cramped car park and was then informed about the estate in the reception hut. The house is fairly small but interesting. The nearby church is the...More

Thank CarltonA10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canons Ashby deserves to be better know. The house and grounds have a great atmosphere, full of history, but on a scale that is more domestic than many grander stately homes. The gardens are mainly formal, from the 18th century, most of which were brushed...More

Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a lovely four hours at this attraction. We have been to NT Sites all over the country but have found few that have had such an interesting and intriguing history. Our visit was made so enjoyable by the happy and helpful staff who...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our two year old grandson on a lovely sunny day. The pumpkin trail in the parkland is a good idea & the profusion of conkers went down well. The gardens are well laid out & maintained. Cafe here famous for the Ember Day tart,...More

Thank grumpfromhinckley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times as NT members and always enjoyed coming and I have reviewed this before. However, twice in recent months we have arrived to discover either that the whole property is closed because of the windy weather or part of the grounds...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Arrived early on a weekend and the property was very quiet. I passed on visiting the house as it opened later on. The grounds and garden were very relaxing to walk around. Don't miss the "Piper Statue". Loved the way the flowers were arranged and...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A very interesting National Trust house. We thoroughly annoyed our visit to the house, church and gardens.

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit to Cannons Ashby, small but very interesting, especially the Priory and how it had been reduced in size due to religion. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, even the car park staff at the end of our visit, as we were...More

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newstart30
14 April 2018|
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Response from M L M | Property representative |
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
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MKMapman
7 October 2016|
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Response from P3439USandrewr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can access the book shop & it certainly worth a visit.
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Vicky B
18 May 2015|
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Response from M L M | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, 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
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