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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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Interesting couple of hours

We bought an English Heritage annual membership and go to an area and visit a number of properties. Ashby was en route so we decided to visit the castle. It was a Saturday and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Nuneaton
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in Ashby and a member of English Heritage, go in. If you are not a member just have a look from the outside, just past the undertakers. But you will miss out on the tunnel. However you can still buy a pencil from the gift shop

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love it here nice to walk around, and get a recording of the castle, nice friendly staff, easy parking, can take a picnic.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited on a Sunday afternoon where it is easy to park for free within 5 mins walk.Really interesting site with an amusing commentary on handheld audio guides. Great views from the top of the tower and spooky tunnel. Kids will love it, take a picnic and go on a dry day! Not a lot open in Ashby on a Sunday.

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Nuneaton
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We bought an English Heritage annual membership and go to an area and visit a number of properties. Ashby was en route so we decided to visit the castle. It was a Saturday and parking was really tricky. The pay car park was full as were the surrounding roads. Almost all of the castle ruins are accessible and there's a... More 

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Leicestershire
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great place for the whole family to explore and have some fun. Let your imagination go wild as there are lots of nooks and crannies to hide in, the underground tunnel is scary but exciting and the tower goes on for ever when you climb the stairs, .Take a picnic on a nice day and enjoy the open space for... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tidy little gem tucked away behind South Street in Ashby de la Zouch. Worth an hour or two to wander while listening to the audio guide and gazing at what remains. Best on a good weather day as its mainly outdoors.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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England
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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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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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