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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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Saturday afternoon

Spent a leisurely couple of hours wandering around the ruins. We climbed the tower and meandered through the tunnel. Not a large site but interesting nonetheless.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Marc G
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Alicante, Spain
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227 reviews
118 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit with the grandchildren. And in school holidays there are reenactments to enjoy.

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Thank Andrew D
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

An amazing price of history with stunning views. The setting brings your imagination to life. As you climb the tower or walk through the tunnel you can picture the Royalists planning against the Parliamentarians! Autumn is a lovely time to visit as the trees have a beautiful colour.

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Thank Ian B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

A wintery day but the warm welcome by the shop staff made it a wonderful visit. The shop is full of delicious preserves, wines and biscuits. Handmade horn cups and beautiful leather bound artisan paper, offer lots of unusual present ideas.Children are well catered for and the books are beautiful. The castle and it's surrounds are very well presented. On... More 

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Thank besssie
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A lovely ruin to explore, there's a tower you can climb to see the most stunning views. The underground passage is cool!

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Thank Aelfida
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Spent a leisurely couple of hours wandering around the ruins. We climbed the tower and meandered through the tunnel. Not a large site but interesting nonetheless.

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Thank Marc G
Kent UK
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Not a lot to see on the site, but for someone more interested in history and architecture it is well worth a visit. Views from the tower were great. My tip is to wear suitable footwear as the walk is over grass and I went on a day where there was a lot of dew and my feet got soaked... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you enjoy English History then Ashby Castle should be on your list. Combined with the Ashby Museum this will really let you understand what happened in the Civil War and why the castle was partially pulled down. There is a tower to climb and a secret passage, plus plenty of space to have a picnic.

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Thank George0302
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

No free parking on site as its right in the middle of the town but its cheap enough. The main tower is accessible via some steps and you can see for miles on a good day but make sure you can make it up these old stone steps as what goes up must come down! There is an underground passage... More 

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Thank Rob F
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful ruined castle with a tower you can climb if you're feeling energetic and a underground tunnel too. The view from the top is great. There are lots of information boards and an audio set you can listen to as well. We had a fantastic day out and would highly recommend anyone to visit.

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Thank stefshelton
Northampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This isn't a big set of ruins and doesn't take long to look around. The council car park a few yards past the castle and tennis club entrance was full and we parked in another one a bit further down on the right. You have to pay and display but two hours for one pound wasn't too painful, or 60p... More 

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