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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
+44 1530 413343
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Although we have lived in Ashby for over forty years this was only our second visit. We visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambrian31
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Interesting ruin near the middle of town

Lovely castle ruin to wander through with extensive grass areas for picnics and passing a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison23lufbra
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Loughborough, 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 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. Don't Miss •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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Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we have lived in Ashby for over forty years this was only our second visit. We visited with friends on a bank holiday weekend when there was a special event on which made it even more interesting with people in period costume. A lot...More

Thank Cambrian31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely castle ruin to wander through with extensive grass areas for picnics and passing a pleasant hour or so.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon on a day that English Heritage were doing an events day on "Medieval castle life and laughter". Lots to do for the kids, who were encouraged to take part in the displays and drills. On the day we visited, there...More

Thank Grrzzz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live local but have never took the time to visit as we presumed it's just a few ruins, which of course it is but after visiting for the first time and taking the time to look around properly and learn about the history we...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Ashby Castle, on our way to Calke Abbey, as we had a bit of spare time, and have to say that we are really pleased we stopped off for a look around. From the approach the Castle looks quite small, but when...More

Thank Nigelwv13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank Y5448RAsarahc
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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!...More

Thank Nic L
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nic, thanks for leaving a review. I'm glad you were able to enjoy both of our wonderful castles. We understand that knowing where to park can be abit tricky within the town and we are working with the local area to improve links and...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jane3333
Reviewed 11 May 2017 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

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank CaroleNHS
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Grrzzz
Think you visited the wrong castle....there isn't a sea within a 100 miles!
8 May 2017|
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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! :)
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mark b
Price for adults
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
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mark b
What is the entrance fee
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
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