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I grew up their with my grandparents living across the road years ago granny worked in the gift... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Ginette P
Leicester, United Kingdom

This is an important site and quite atmospheric. It isn't really a place most people would stay for... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England. Explore the atmospheric moated...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Off Oakcroft Ave, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE9 2DH, England
+44 116 238 6886
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All reviews english heritage housing estate weekends and bank holidays edward iv open weekends lovely picnic worth a visit feed the ducks information boards sunny day a great place to spend pleasant walk short visit entrance fee gift shop interesting history few hours
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

I grew up their with my grandparents living across the road years ago granny worked in the gift shop we loved it and still do a lovely step back in time could do with a cafe

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ginette P
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This is an important site and quite atmospheric. It isn't really a place most people would stay for a very long time but well worth going to. Added to that, nice places to eat nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank QuietandThoughtful
Reviewed 28 August 2018

As we love ruined castles, we decided to visit Kirby Muxloe Castle on the outskirts of Leicester - but it was closed on a weekday in August. However, you can still walk around the outside of the moat - home to the local fishing society...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Just off the Junction of the M1/A46 but only open at weekends there was a constant flow of visitors and the small car park was quite full. There is a small ticket office / gift shop just inside the gatehouse but no guidebook (out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Saturday 21st July 18, my husband and I decided to out for the day into Leicestershire to go to visit Kirby Muxloe and Ashby De La Zouch castles under the care of The English Heritage. Kirby Muxloe Castle is a picturesque fortified mansion that was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We saw this place on the front of a magazine so decided to Visit as we both never been despite living in Leicester our whole lives , The castle has an entrance fee , you can go inside some parts of it which we found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roisin N
Reviewed 21 July 2018

If you have a spare hour and are passing through or nearby Leicester then (on a sunny day) this would be a great place to spend it. A rather peaceful spot only about 15 minutes away from the city this never completed castle is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is a small ruined (in fact never completed) castle with a pretty little moat running around it. It is just a shame it is only open weekends and bank holidays!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Smartej32
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Husband and I visited with dog on a sunny Saturday. Very friendly welcome as we arrived and advise for other places to visit when we left. Not a traditional castle as it is built in brick and had it been completed it would have had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We did not go into the grounds but had a stroll around the outside enjoying lovely grounds and birds on the water. If we had more time we would have gone in and gone into the castle.

Date of experience: June 2018
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3 August 2018|
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Response from rebeccaw261 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it off their website. If you type 'Kirby Muxloe Castle' into Google search, the website comes up, and there is a place on the website you can buy the book. Hope that helps.
3 August 2018|
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Response from smith1265 | Reviewed this property |
No. When it’s open, it is manned by English Heritage staff rather than volunteers. If you’re thinking of going and the weather is good - it’s a nice picnic spot.
29 May 2018|
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Response from Sirenita123 | Reviewed this property |
I’d been for a meal in the pub near to it, on a Friday about 13:30, and then walked round the castle and grounds