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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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Address: Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
Phone Number: 01530 413343
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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Pleasant day out and easy to find, parking a short distanced and free on Sundays from the entrance. We took the audio guide which was helpful discovering the history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Andrew R
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant day out and easy to find, parking a short distanced and free on Sundays from the entrance. We took the audio guide which was helpful discovering the history of the castle, there is also a guide book and information points. The castle grounds is big enough to take a picnic and to let children run around. You can climb... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our children to the castle last week, we picked a good day weather wise so that made the visit lots more fun, lots of ground for the children to run around and burn off energy and the children enjoyed exploring the castle and playing.

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Thank Anna S
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Ashby Castle a couple of times this year as we have English Heritage Membership and it is close to us. We've realised that we've missed out on a very good attraction for several years. Hidden amongst Ashby's back streets, you'd have to know the castle is there but once discovered it is bigger than it looks... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much of a castle but what is there is clearly explained and very well maintained. We enjoyed the tower and the tunnel and we went on a weekend that had battle reenactments. Im not sure the children would of found it as interesting without the people in costumes and the props but that's just their age. There is a... More 

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Loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a English Heritage site comprising the ruins of Ashby de la Zouch castle. Toilets on site, Admission charge levied Audio guide available and info panels around the grounds. We visited during a Tourament event which was great fun. The children enjoyed running around, playing pretend and backing the knights. Climb the tower and visit the underground tunnel.

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Thank Runragged2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the building is only a ruin, the tale of its history makes for an enjoyable few hours. The site has information boards at set locations but I recommend using the FREE audio handsets. The story that is told is informative and enjoyable. There are good views from the top of the tower which is still accessible but the spiral... More 

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Thank Richard W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to Ashby-de-la-zouch Castle. Most of the castle is accessible, though the stairs to the top are quite steep and not for the infirm or easily short of breath. The tunnel from one part to another is quite good - a throwback to the cloak & dagger past of the civil wars. All in all, a good couple... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited parking, don't even think of parking by the castle use the car parks about 100 yards from the entrance - they were free on the Sunday we visited. The audio guide is worth having as it combines with the information boards to give a lot of information in an amusing(?) style based on 2 "residents" Stephen and Michael.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ashby de la Zouch castle in March 2016 over the Easter break with our three young kids. Whilst its an enjoyable experience, I felt it was difficult to spend more than 2-3 hours as once you've walked around once there's not much else too do. It's difficult to keep the kids entertained.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The audio tour is a must as it brings the history of the castle and the people who lived there to life. Lovely view over the town and surrounding countryside from the top of the tower.

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