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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great place but parking is a nightmare

When we arrived the parking was a nightmare, it didn’t have onsite parking only disabled it shared... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Interesting place to wander around for a few hours

Firstly this site has no parking facilities and when we visited there was a mass of re-enactment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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Ashby de La Zouch Castle South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR, England
+44 1530 413343
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the parking was a nightmare, it didn’t have onsite parking only disabled it shared with the tennis club. The town is a very busy and the small car park next door to it was full which cars were just sat in there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly this site has no parking facilities and when we visited there was a mass of re-enactment people so parking was a challenge. The castle is a ruin (as most EH properties are) but you could still climb up the tower and go into the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeathRoadProductions
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to look at the ruins of Ashby castle. A little bit of History never hurts. Doesn't take long. It's nice to sit there and get lost in the history of the place for a little while. Plenty of places in Town to go for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nathan B
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The attraction is served by some enthusiastic and dedicated staff. However my visit was spoilt by a childish audio guided tour. Thankfully this was free and the information boards sufficed. Will visit again as the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Ivanhoe which features this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank darrylt187
Reviewed October 30, 2018

the admission fee is massive and when your in theres nothing to do and leaves the whole family disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keelan B
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is quite an extensive ruined castle with excellent views from the top of the tower. The cellar and tunnel are interesting to go down and the grassy area would make a good site for picnics (although we didn't do this in Autumn!). The site...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Firstly the Castle itself is stunning. It was lovely to wander round, go up the tower, go down the cellar and really take in the atmosphere. The staff as we went in were attentive and helpful. The view from the tower is awesome. My one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AndyLargey
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

A late sunny October Sunday afternoon and we decided to go and visit this castle. We always check the English Heritage website before we visit one of their sites, this one states that there’s no parking so use a local car park. Thankfully there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The castle is really nothing special; OK for an hour or so. The town is bizarre. No road signs in the centre to help you find routes, full of unmarked mini roundabouts and little parking. Added to which it seems obsessed with the Union flag,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 393richard
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to take the kids great scenery nice and clean. We enjoyed our walk around the castle. Definitely reccomend to families that want to have a relaxing day out with the kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 7, 2017|
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! :)
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
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