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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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Address: English Heritage South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
Phone Number: 01530 413343
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A good hour or two

We spent a good couple of hours here. It was probably really good because it was a beautiful day, so being outside was a pleasure. In the wet and cold we would probably not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We spent a good couple of hours here. It was probably really good because it was a beautiful day, so being outside was a pleasure. In the wet and cold we would probably not advise a visit as it is primarily outside. There is a huge swathe! Of grassland in front of the castle ruins, great for kids playing or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Visited on a last minute decision and was very pleased with it. The ruins are in very good condition. There's a tower one could climb for good views. There's a tennis club and a grammar school surrounding the castle. Wonderful to be a child attending that school, I would think. I have taken quite a few photos, so I hope... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lovely ruin with interesting history with Lord Hastings. The tower has 98 steps and offers great view from the top. The tunnel from the tower to the kitchen can get flooded sometimes. Take a torch

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was pouring with rain but it was very interesting with a couple of surprises! The info boards give a great insight into life when the castle would have been in full swing. Worth a visit.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Paid £50 for the privilege of using Ashby Castle as a backdrop for some of my wedding day photos. The fee was to cover insurance etc, but meant that we could bring as many guests up to the castle as we wanted. We also were allowed a reserved parking space (although we didn't need this as our ceremony and reception... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was a brilliant visit and the first using our English Heritage card. There is limited parking, a great shop, toilets and then it's all castle relics and the grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will visit again in another season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Let's be honest. This isn't the biggest of tourist attractions but it's cheap to get in and there are three things that keep the children interested. 1. The secret tunnel, a short journey underground where any child's imagination can run wild. 2. The tower, an interesting (albeit pigeon poo infested) olden day graffiti climb to beautiful views. 3. The perfect... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Located in Ashby del a Zouch -north west of Leicester A511 (junction 22 M1) I have visited the castle many times and always enjoy the underground passage, it has been 3 inches deep in water on several occasions. However, I think they have sorted this out. Castle is a grand title for this fortified manor house, but it does have... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I just returned from my visit to the castle, and it was windy and cold, but it's a small area so you don't have to spend too long. The fee to enter (4.70) comes with an audio guide, which really didn't need to be as long and cheesy as it was. It was a little too cheesy and not enough... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not easy to find the entrance, but once in, we enjoyed the interactive guided tour. The underground tunnel was an unexpected extra, which I imagine children would find great fun. I think it would be great for a picnic, as the grounds are lovely, but we went on a very cold and windy day.

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