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Address: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester, England
Phone Number: +44 1530 413343
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I've been here a few times but visited recently with friends who were visiting. They loved it! The kids had a great time and especially enjoyed the 'secret tunnel'. I wouldn't say... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
117 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The ruins of the castle at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, whilst seriously in ruins, have enough about them to give an insight into life before the ruin. The boards around the sight are informative without being boring, and the whole place is laid out wonderfully well.. Of course it helped that I visited on a glorious sunny day.

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Thank KevinSadler2364
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been here a few times but visited recently with friends who were visiting. They loved it! The kids had a great time and especially enjoyed the 'secret tunnel'. I wouldn't say it was worth a day trip for (unless you are particularly fond of castle ruins) but if you are in the area they it's a great way to... More 

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Thank Zouchg
Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Despite living in Leicestershire for many years this was my first visit - and I will return in the future. There is plenty to see in terms of ruins in a good state of preservation, fantastic views from the top of the tower (ok there is a 98 step spiral staircase to get there!) and even an underground passage to... More 

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Thank Nigel T
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today with my 6 year old daughter as she is doing a homework project on castles. She enjoyed walking around, climbing up the tower steps and back twice! Through the underground tunnel and the audio tour. Great value for money and really interesting to see. Has finished off her homework with some great facts and photos!

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Thank ElG4
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great example of castle ruins .staff friendly and very helpful . The horrible history style audio was excellent . Well worth a visit .

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Thank wing47
Leicester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the place to go on a sunny day, the ruins have dimly lit passageways to walk through and steps to climb up to the top - great for the kids. The open area begs you to have a picnic. The audio commentary might not appeal to all with its delivery, but provides enough information to get the imagination... More 

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Thank dump2016
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97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This fabulous ruin has played hosted various visits from my childhood to my adult years. This gorgeous architectural jewel can be found in the friendly town of Ashby De La Zouche in Leicestershire and hours can be spent in the grounds exploring. It took me at least 15 years to pluck up the courage to go into the old underground... More 

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Thank Tryingtobeawriter
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My children go to school locally, so after dropping them off, I've taken the liberty to visit the castle many times, just to stroll through. If you're local or passing by, you should visit.

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Thank Mukesh C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

nice look round n wonder round on nice day and also did an easter egg hunt their, loads room for kids too run around

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Thank Paul M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

my historic spree went on and on and loved this place with scenic beauty apart from the remains of the castle...surprised that Leicester is a part of historic attraction and worth the visit.

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