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Beautiful visit

We visited here on Easter day and it was a brilliant day. I loved it and can't wait to come back... read more

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msbettyboop
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Charming, peaceful escape

Far away from the busy A5 and no sign of an articulated lorry, good quality roads and delightful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daydreamer143
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Aylesbury, Bucks
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Reviewed today

We visited here on Easter day and it was a brilliant day. I loved it and can't wait to come back. The gardens were immaculate and beautiful and the tea room was lovely. Only downside was as I was in my wheelchair and could not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank msbettyboop
Reviewed 5 days ago

Far away from the busy A5 and no sign of an articulated lorry, good quality roads and delightful villages en route. Canons Ashby is a detox of modern life with all aspects needed to relax you, picturesque, peaceful and a fascinating step back in time,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really enjoyable visit t this National Trust House and garden. The house is not so big that children would be bored; the volunteers on duty were friendly and very knowledgeable. The house was a family home and there is a good deal...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for a couple of hours to break up a long car journey and take advantage of our national trust membership. The area it’s located in is very unspoilt countryside - lots of pretty villages. We didn’t have time to go inside...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much larger than the average barn though. Lots of history. Educational. Social culture. Gardens etc.. Very knowlegable volunteers, which always helps and adds to the interest.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Traveler28906703595
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Youngsters enjoyed every aspect of today's visit, as did I. All staff in the grounds, cafe and house were exceptionally helpful, inclusive and informative. The seed bombing was a great idea and thoroughly enjoyed! The younger children's trail outside was set at just the right...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Viv R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canons Ashby was an extremely interesting historical property which was left derelict until 1981 when the National Trust took it over. They have done a Wonderful job of restoring the property which originally belonged to the Dryden Family. The Volunteers were extremely knowledgeable we had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank negativecamber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently. Adequate parking and facilities. The house itself was interesting but many of the rooms were dark. Guides knowledgeable.Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing to point out is that, despite TripAdvisor’s addressing system, Canons Ashby House is not in Daventry, but is instead in the small and charming village of Canons Ashby, some 11 miles south of Daventry. The House itself is a very well-preserved Elizabethan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having recently taken out an annual membership to the National Trust we thought we would take a short drive out to one of our nearest places of interest and being as the membership includes unlimited entry we knew we could spend just a couple of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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newstart30
April 14, 2018|
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Response from MLM522 | 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
October 7, 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
May 18, 2015|
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Response from MLM522 | 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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