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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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The most well preserved ruins!

I know many people do not consider visiting ruins when planning their site seeing tours or excursions, but Ashby Castle is one of the most well preserved ruins I have visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I know many people do not consider visiting ruins when planning their site seeing tours or excursions, but Ashby Castle is one of the most well preserved ruins I have visited. There are many partial building that you can wonder through, a secret tunnel that brings you from one part of the old castle to the other side and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Firstly, take up the offer of the free audio guide equipment - you will learn so much more about the building, its history and the people who lived there. The sheer size of the remains is fantastic, but the real fun is climbing the towers (with great views over the Town), or going through the long connecting tunnel. A great... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Only visit on a fine day and take a picnic very interesting ruin ,the audio guide system got silly and went on a bit apart from that a very enjoyable day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Came on a brilliant sunny day & began by having picnic lunch on the lawns taking in the magnificent views of the castle. Great time including an underground passage walk & 96 stair climb to the top of the tower, equivalent of 6 floors. There were plenty of information boards around, & a great day out.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fascinating piece of history and it's a very photogenic spot my friend got lots of great shots with. Ruins

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Thought it was a little pricey for what you get. I would go on a nice sunny day and have a picnic or something to make the most of the entry fee. You can climb up to the top of the tower and has some good views. There is also a underground tunnel that you can walk through. If it... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visited the castle as a family, the kids are 10 and 12. Staff were pleasant and helpful and the audio guide worked to guide us around, learning things we didn't know before. If it hadn't been for the guide, I think we would have been in and out much sooner. Good place to take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not much to say about this castle, really, it is exactly as expected (and we love a good castle!). Great for kids to run around the grounds, and some interesting ruins to explore. Information about the history of the castle is well supplied, as with all English Heritage sites. Well worth a visit. Word of warning, there is no parking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

visited this castle with a friend,less than £5 to get in,worth a visit if you like this kind of thing,spent a couple of hrs there.and theres lots of other places near by to see.we went on a lovely sunny day and had a picnic.they do discounts for groups of 11 or more,good for schools.we climed up the 24metre tower.parking is... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We decided to visit on our way up to Derbyshire. A very interesting place to visit. The history of this building is amazing although the cometary recording you are given can be a bit annoying. Staff in the shop were very helpful and polite. Great stop off and a nice warm hot chocolate and a walk back into history.

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Additional Information about Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Address: English Heritage South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
Phone Number: 01530 413343
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Ashby de la Zouch
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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