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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 LITTLE DIFFERENT

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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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192 attraction reviews
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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I live about three miles from the castle and decided to visit there as the weather was dry and sunny, plus the light was good for photography. The castle has a vey romantic setting and you can climb to the top of the tower all 95 steps up an 95 steps down and look out for the graffiti from centuries... More 

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

Went on a cold January morning and didn't spend as long here as we would have liked due to freezing fog closing in. We will be back on a sunny day to have a better look. Didn't bother with the audio tour (having read some reviews on here). Usual little shop, friendly staff and a nice walk round some interesting... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

The official castle car park is tiny (for half a dozen cars at most), so visit off-season in the winter. Either that or simply park in town and walk over. Lovely site. All of the castle is outdoors, so wrap up for the weather. Skip the audio tour as it just rambles on and life is too short. The ruins... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Quick tour of ruins. Clear & Concise signage. Parking is a struggle, but High Street shopping is VERY nearby with shoppes and places to eat.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It's nice to still be able to see some history. Although it was on the expensive side but if your apart of the national heritage it's great. Perfect for families as there's plenty to do and see and even a quiz as you walk around. Lovely area for a picnic as well if you get the right weather.

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