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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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Address: Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
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+44 1530 413343
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out in Leicestershire.

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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.

 

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•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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Good picnic site

Lovely castle ruins in the town centre. Only parking in town centre car park with a short walk to the site. On site parking is for disabled persons only

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Luton
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely castle ruins in the town centre. Only parking in town centre car park with a short walk to the site. On site parking is for disabled persons only

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after going to Kirby Muxloe Castle and where very pleasantly surprised. Free audio tour available and good signs to show you round to explain the areas. Good views from the top of the tower and you can see the history in the walls! Easy way to enjoy a good couple of hours and handy for the town after... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this at start of may it was very interesting and our 5 year old son enjoyed the visit very much

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Dover
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually there is still use bit bit to see including a 98 step climb to the top of the keep and an underground tunnel

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children (of all ages) will love exploring the underground passage that runs between two of the ruins of Ashby Castle. We went when there was an event on with Medieval fighting knights and campfires which was lovely to sit and watch in the sun. Limited parking but parking available in the town which is also worth exploring. Toilets and basic... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a ruin of a castle and as such if the weather is bad you will get wet however when the weather is ok this is a great little place to visit and their is plenty for the kids to explore, ours loved to underground tunnel. Their is also quite a large open area so plenty of space to... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

DAD says...OK there isn't that much here. It is a ruined castle but nevertheless the scale of the buildings is impressive and the helpful audio guide and signposts help you to imagine what it must have been like. Parking isn't really a problem. The car park at the castle is for disabled visitors only while there seemed to be plenty... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Ashby castle is a good half day out. There is something for everyone and would recommend going on a sunny day. Also keep an eye out for their events, reenactments and outdoor theatre all add to the magic of the grand history.

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Thank Bondinthehat
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Ashby-de-la-Zouch is not a place which springs to mind when you ponder on the next holiday destination. However, that gem of a castle is truly worth a go. The castle is a ruin (it has been blown up in XVII c), however the audio tour describes the history of the castle and its inhabitants in a very interesting manner. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had never been to see the castle before, and whilst visiting the town we decided to give it a go. Well sign posted to find. The road to the car park is quite bumpy and stony though! Although closed when we visited, pleasant views and tranquil atmosphere.

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