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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
+44 1530 413343
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A great ruined castle in a lovely market town.

Although ruined, there is plenty to see with tunnels and a tower giving great views over the town... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MidlandsFourOnTour
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not a lot to see

A bit of a letdown when you see what is actually left, would have been severely miffed if I had... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charles G
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out in Leicestershire. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle. Visitors can still climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored today. Don't Miss •Walk the underground passage between the tower and the kitchen •Be amazed that you can still climb to the top of the half ruined tower •Find out more about the castle's dramatic history in the company of our amusing audio guide Last admission is half an hour before closing.
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Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although ruined, there is plenty to see with tunnels and a tower giving great views over the town and neighbouring countryside. Audio guide included in entry fee. Nice small souvenir shop but no cafe. Located at the heart of attractive market town Ashby de la...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit of a letdown when you see what is actually left, would have been severely miffed if I had paid to go in

Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glimpse into life of a powerful royal supporter whose life ended with the arrival of Richard III. Also castle played a part in English Civil War. Tower views are good. Audio guide is irritating, stick to the panels or get the excellent guidebook which also...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We loved this castle! It had a lot of history and was great to explore. Lots of places to take good pictures. We climbed to the top of the tower and you could see for miles! Another favourite was the underground passage although it was...More

1  Thank Amber C
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Well worth a visit, an amazing history dating back over 1000 years. Nice gardens and surrounding area. Lots to see and do. Ashby is an English Gem.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

went here enjoy sun and see the sights, nice big grounds for kids was nice place tidy and little shop

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I always love going to Ashby Castle. Today I just had lunch in the sun watching the visitors enjoy their tour with the wonderful and amusing headphone based tour guide

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We recently moved into Ashby and went to visit the castle was amazing the kids loved it calm atmosphere enjoy the park relaxed family day out perfect

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

It's hard not to like old castles. Great view from the top of the tower. A bit pricey for entry into the castle grounds as it's a fairly small site. Approximately 1 hours entertainment.

Thank Ben J
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the castle at Ashby on a sunny, spring day, it was a pleasant and interesting couple of hours. When visiting the castle you should be aware that car parking is limited and not available on site, though a public...More

1  Thank Peter F
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from CaroleNHS | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember the review but since i only live about 10 miles away i am well aware that the sea is about 70 miles away! :)
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mark b
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
That's subject to variation year to year and on the English Heritage page for the castle in question. Currently £5.10
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mark b
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Poyntonboy | Reviewed this property |
I was a English Heritage member at the time of my visit so it was free
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