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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...more
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Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
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The castle is stunning and has a fascinating history. There are, however some practical problems. Parking is beyond their control but is a nightmare. There are a few spaces for blue badge holders near the castle but finding places to park if you aren't qualified...More
Entry fee for the site is £5.90
Although I am now 51, I love the Horrible Histories TV show!
I mention this, as the Audio Tour is very reminiscent of the show!!
The Castle is really interesting and your visit is enhanced by using the...More
From J Boy of Derby
Takes about 90mins to walk round, take the audio tour it's free but I was not offered one which I think is quite wrong, I had to ask for one only after seeing other people using them.
I am surprised...More
Staying in Ashby overnight, we made a beeline to visit the local castle.
Large interesting ruin, with lots of grounds for the kids to run around in and burn off energy.
You can climb the still standing tower, and explore the tunnel (warning it echoes!)....More
Our visit was made by the fact the Sealed Knot reenactment group were on site and set up a living village with food and displays followed by a battle reenactment. The castle itself is worth a visit anyway with decent ruins, plenty of info boards...More
I visited with 2 of my children at around 10.30. The place was empty so we had a great time exploring the tunnels and tower and it felt special to have the place to ourselves. The trip up the tower was a little underwhelming for...More
A last minute decision for a day out with great friends took us to Ashby de la Zouche castle run by English heritage. In the programme was a living demonstration of medieval living by a marvellous group of re-enactors, with demonstrations of archery, wonderful calligraphy...More
What a renewed joy!
We visited few times many years ago when our two sons were small. Revisiting today reminded us about the scale and beauty of the castle and its grounds.
The pay kiosk has moved inside the grounds, which opens into a small...More
Saturday 21 July 18, my husband and I drove up to Ashby, to go to visit Ashby De La Zouch Castle, which is a cluster of ruined buildings dominated by the kitchen tower and great tower that forms the core of the residence.
This place is great for people interested in Castles. the place is a ruin, but you can climb up to the top of the tower and go through the underground tunnel, which is fairly rare for ruins. There are info boards around showing the history...More