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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

English Heritage South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
01530 413343
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time at this castle, and our three-year-old absolutely loved running up and down the hills in the sunken parts of the lawn. The lady at the entrance (on 28th August) was very helpful indeed, helping our son to find something with his holiday money and giving us tips for other things to see in Ashby. We... More

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Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place. Nice and quiet with plenty for the kids to explore. Kept the kids entertained for hours. Loved the secret tunnel. Had great fun climbing the tower.

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Ashby de la Zouch, null, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lovely setting for the photos. Special in that the Castle (EH) allowed us in 'out of hours' for the photos. Superb!!

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

By comparison to many EH Castles, Ashby does not have a great deal of land, with the buildings (whats left) being close together. However, the Castle is interesting on a Historical and Literary level. Also it has tunnels (great for the kids) and a tower to climb of 98 steps with a nesting pigeon halfway up!!. The view from the... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Up to Enlish Hertitages normal standards but lacked sparkle. the audio commentary tried to add twinkle with its "National Theatre of Brent" approach, but even this grated after a while. Not sure what the answer is but some how the ruins seemed under served.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A very interesting place, which was made famous as the (fictional) setting for the jousting scene in Sir Walter Scott's novel, Ivanhoe. There is not a huge amount of the castle left, but the remains are quite interesting, as is the history which is told in the very amusing audio tour. The underground tunnel which leads across the site via... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Castle is nice, if a bit small. Not much remains of the buildings, but if you climb to the top of the tower, and go to the tunnels, then it can be very interesting, even for its size. I thought that the best part was the audio tour. It was funny, and did an extremely good job of explaining... More

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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

900 years old, in ruins, but so much history and character! We joined English Heritage this week, and as we were journeying back from holiday in Derbyshire to Norfolk we took a little detour to a couple of castles on the way. This one is great. The tunnel below is a nice touch and the view from the top of... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Was travelling through area so called to see castle, was a very wet day, so was a fairly quick walk round and trip up tower. Girl on reception was very friendly and helpful, facilities are basic with drinks from vending machine. Plenty of open space for children to run around and play, and view from top of castle tower was... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a magnificent ruin set close to a pleasant small town, a delightful setting in which to while away an hour or two. This fortified manor features in Shire's publication 'Discovering Medieval Houses' mainly because it has a good example of an aisled hall. Add to this the huge kitchen and massive tower connected by a tunnel and it... More

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