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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
+44 1530 413343
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Stunning views

We recently moved into Ashby and went to visit the castle was amazing the kids loved it calm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joetaylor2018
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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It's an old castle!

It's hard not to like old castles. Great view from the top of the tower. A bit pricey for entry... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ben J
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A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out in Leicestershire. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle. Visitors can still climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored today. Don't Miss •Walk the underground passage between the tower and the kitchen •Be amazed that you can still climb to the top of the half ruined tower •Find out more about the castle's dramatic history in the company of our amusing audio guide Last admission is half an hour before closing.
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Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently moved into Ashby and went to visit the castle was amazing the kids loved it calm atmosphere enjoy the park relaxed family day out perfect

Thank joetaylor2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's hard not to like old castles. Great view from the top of the tower. A bit pricey for entry into the castle grounds as it's a fairly small site. Approximately 1 hours entertainment.

Thank Ben J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the castle at Ashby on a sunny, spring day, it was a pleasant and interesting couple of hours. When visiting the castle you should be aware that car parking is limited and not available on site, though a public...More

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to discover the history of the site A once magnificent castle which was raised after the Civil War Location for 19th Century novels and a Victorian tourist destination of Romantic proportions The audio guide is very good and has a nice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ruins, lots to see. Excellent staff, very helpful. Great price. Downside, the tunnel was flooded so we couldn't go in. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ashby Castle is one of the smaller of the English Heritage sites. We were there for about an hour. You can climb up and down various steps, and explore within the ruins. There is a small shop on site and a little parking area. The...More

1  Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ashby-de-la-Zouch is a lovely historic little market town between Nottingham and Birmingham, with a C15th castle which was mentioned in the novel "Ivanhoe". The name is fascinating to research, and I spent a lovely early spring day wandering the streets, enjoying the little niche shops,...More

1  Thank GoldenOlden
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant half day out for the family in the heart of the Leicestershire landscape. This pre Tudor Castle ruins and associated audio tour is fascinating and provides ingesting history of the sites construction, peak period and then destruction during the civil war....More

1  Thank simonwilliampizzey
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Visited in January 2018. Be aware castle only open at weekend in winter months. Nice couple of hours spent exploring the site. Public car park just round the corner to the castle is free on a Sunday. Nice grounds to walk dog round in. Worth...More

1  Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I didn't think it would be up to much and wasn't all that excited about traipsing around yet another delapidated old castle, however I was pleasantly suprised...! Definitely worth a visit.... then off to the pub afterwards for a nice meal and a cold one...More

Thank Emma F
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Response from CaroleNHS | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember the review but since i only live about 10 miles away i am well aware that the sea is about 70 miles away! :)
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mark b
22 September 2016|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
That's subject to variation year to year and on the English Heritage page for the castle in question. Currently £5.10
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mark b
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Response from Poyntonboy | Reviewed this property |
I was a English Heritage member at the time of my visit so it was free
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