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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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Very interesting place to visit, with a tower you can climb and a tunnel you can walk through. Great if the weathers good take a pick nick and chill out on the grass banks Such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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dordon, tamworth
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place..... and a surprise tunnel to boot !! well worth a visit and the children would love it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great afternoon spent here, climbed the tower and ventured into the spooky tunnel. Great place for kids to explore.

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dordon, tamworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit, with a tower you can climb and a tunnel you can walk through. Great if the weathers good take a pick nick and chill out on the grass banks Such an interesting place to visit Plenty of parking in ashby

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Thank mark o
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to Ashby before and ventured to the castle. The custodian was extremely informative and certainly knew her history - absolutely fascinating and a great introduction to the castle. We would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank jeff a a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here to Ashby de la Zouch Castle its great for children and when you by the guidebook you don't just get the history of Ashby de la Zouch Castle but also the nearby not as good don't-go-to-castle Kirby Muxloe Castle and the audio guide tour is like an episode of Horrible Histories do go its great as I review

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Thank Joseph T
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Although I am not able to manage the trip to the top of the tower,(which is for the very fit!), the castle ruins are certainly worth seeing. The tunnel is amazing for children, they will love it! The facilities are basic but fine.The only downside is the audio guide. It... More 

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Thank peter s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Recommend going to Kirby Muxloe castle in the same trip. Both were owned by Lord Hastings, who came runner up to the headsman without trial or jurors. Apparently he was one of the more nice lords of the time and therefore he was in deep debt. Anyway, there's a fairly good audio guide, with a jolly tour that's probably only... More 

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Thank Gary B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a fine weather day when a number of events were running including a reenactment group. The view from the top of the tower is excellent but is a fairly steep climb and not for the nervous. The tunnel linking parts of the remains is great for kids especially. Facilities are fairly basic.

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Thank Poyntonboy
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We are English Heritage Members so decided to visit on our way home from a weekend racing at Silverstone. It was a Bank Holiday Monday so there were lots of kiddy activities The Castle has a couple of hidden Gems. It is in a lovely setting but a little small and not a great deal to see. Parking is a... More 

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