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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, Cultural
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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