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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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Lovely place to take the kids great scenery nice and clean. We enjoyed our walk around the castle... read more

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Lovely castle - but there were some problems

The castle is stunning and has a fascinating history. There are, however some practical problems... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1530 413343
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is really nothing special; OK for an hour or so. The town is bizarre. No road signs in the centre to help you find routes, full of unmarked mini roundabouts and little parking. Added to which it seems obsessed with the Union flag,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to take the kids great scenery nice and clean. We enjoyed our walk around the castle. Definitely reccomend to families that want to have a relaxing day out with the kids.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Thank Mick W
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank NCFC88
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

2  Thank MIchael W
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

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7 May 2017|
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! :)
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
mark b
22 September 2016|
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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