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Canons Ashby (Historic House)

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Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has remained pretty much unchanged since 1710 and poking around the wonderful interior, from the murals and plasterwork of the grand living areas to the detailed servants quarters, is a fascinating insight into life above and below stairs during the time of the house's Victorian resident Sir Henry Dryden. Goodness knows what Queen Mary thought when she came to stay in 1937 when there was neither heating nor plumbing. Take a stroll around the formal gardens after exploring the house and settle down for a picnic amongst the 16th century fruit trees and medieval priory church.

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Open Times: 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.

Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.


01327 861900
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Daventry, Northamptonshire, DaventryNN11 3SD, United Kingdom

Access from either M40, exit 11 or M1, exit 16.

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