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Canons Ashby House

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Canons Ashby
NN11 3SD

Canons Ashby has been the family home of the Drydens since Elizabethan times and that family atmosphere remains today. The story of Canons Ashby, which has been little altered since the 19th century, is presented as if it were being seen through the eyes of Sir Henry Dryden, an eminent Victorian.

The house is atmospheric and welcoming, while the delightful garden is being returned to its colourful Victorian style. A stroll in the wider parkland offers a glimpse of the earlier medieval history, while the church explores the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.

The Priory Church of St Mary is all that remains of the 12th Century Augustinian priory from which Canons Ashby takes its name. Evening services are held monthly during the open season. See the Church notice board for details.

General Information

  • Garden Tea Room for lunches and teas, using local produce
  • New opening times and an extended visitor route in Mid 2011
  • Group bookings welcome by prior arrangement

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  • Directions

    30 minutes south of Daventry, off A361 (Banbury)
    From M1 Jnc 16, follow A45 (Daventry) and turn left onto A5, 3 miles south turn right onto unclassified road through Litchborough.
    From M40 jnc 11, follow A422 (Brackley) then B4525, turning left onto unclassified road signposted to property after 3 miles.

    Canons Ashby House Postcode for SatNav: NN11 3SD


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