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Tour the magnificent Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire can experience the elegant home of the Dryden family that built it in the mid-16th century. Like other great old buildings, this one has stayed almost untouched since 1710 and looking around the magnificent interior, from the walls and plasterwork of the grand living quarters to the extensive servants quarters, is a remarkable glimpse into the life above and below the stairs during the time of Sir Henry Dryden, the Victorian occupant of the property.
Heaven knows what Queen Mary felt when she came to live in 1937 when there was no heating or plumbing. After visiting the property, take a walk around the formal gardens and enjoy a picnic between the fruit trees of the 16th century and the mediaeval priory chapel.
House: 13 Feb -22 Feb, 11.30-3.30 daily. 27 Feb - 8 March 11.30 - 3.30, Fri & Sat. 13 Mar - 1 Nov 11-5 Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun. 6 Nov - 29 Nove 11.30-3.30 Fri-Sun. 4 Dec - 13 Dec 11.30-3.30 Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun. Please see NT website for House tours, Garden & Park opening times.
NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.
Access from either M40, exit 11 or M1, exit 16.
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