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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

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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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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