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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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Great view from the top of the tower!

This is quite an extensive ruined castle with excellent views from the top of the tower. The cellar... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Ben C
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
Stunning Castle, shame about the audio tour.

Firstly the Castle itself is stunning. It was lovely to wander round, go up the tower, go down the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Colchester, 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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All reviews audio guide english heritage underground tunnel civil war information boards public car park great tower horrible histories worth a visit small site sunny day couple of hours interesting history sir walter pay and display worth the entrance fee coffee machine
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

the admission fee is massive and when your in theres nothing to do and leaves the whole family disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keelan B
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is quite an extensive ruined castle with excellent views from the top of the tower. The cellar and tunnel are interesting to go down and the grassy area would make a good site for picnics (although we didn't do this in Autumn!). The site...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Firstly the Castle itself is stunning. It was lovely to wander round, go up the tower, go down the cellar and really take in the atmosphere. The staff as we went in were attentive and helpful. The view from the tower is awesome. My one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AndyLargey
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

A late sunny October Sunday afternoon and we decided to go and visit this castle. We always check the English Heritage website before we visit one of their sites, this one states that there’s no parking so use a local car park. Thankfully there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 393richard
Reviewed 27 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank DonaldM739
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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