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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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Underground tunnel, views,

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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418 reviews 418 reviews
186 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

maybe a bit on expensive side (if compared with what you get) but worth visit anyway! Beter to chose the sunny day, as everything is outside. It's a great place for... pick nick!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited the castle whilst on a trip . Helpful staff. Found the audio guide rather irritating after a while and passed that onto the lady in reception who said it was a common comment. Site was well kept and the tunnel was a novelty. Good views from the top of the tower. Aside from the audio tour an enjoyable hour... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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146 reviews 146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The staff are very pleasant and helpful and the site is very well looked after. We made a mistake with the audio guides which were jokey but not amusing. We abandoned them after the second play which is a shame because somebody has put alot of thought and effort into producing them.

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