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“Castle with a view”
Review of Ashby Castle

Ashby Castle
Ranked #36 of 114 things to do in Leicester
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Located overlooking the town this acient ruin is well worth a visit.
Apart from its Norman History and charm, it has the most spectacular views of the town and surrounding country side.
Check before you go because it is not open to the public every day.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Great history, use the free audio guided tour it really brings the castle alive. And don't forget the tunnel its a blast.

Thank zdragon95
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I love a good ruin... Especially those that have been well maintained with the opportunity to still access the parts that can be reached safely.

Sadly... Thanks to Cromwell and his trail of destruction, there isn't much left of this magnificent beauty but what remains is picturesque and thought provoking as to a spectacle previously stood in those grounds.

For the brave... Take a climb up the Hastings tower staircase... 98 steps but plenty of little stops along the way to the top... And don't miss out on the underground tunnel between the two kitchens (don't worry scaredy cats.. They've been discretely lit up).

All in all a good visit... But a bit more street signage to the entrance wouldn't go amiss!! Come on Ashby... Be proud of your landmark!!

Thank MrsGemmaDavies
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Not sure if we loved this place so much because it was the first castle we visited in the area, but well worth a visit. Use the audio guide available, we found it a lot better the normal, bland ones at similar attractions. Lovely views from the top of the spiral staircase, a bit hairy on the way down though if you are funny with heights. If the weather is nice, pack a picnic, lots of places to sit on the grass and enjoy it.

Thank allirajane
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Use the audio tour for more information , really brings the castle to life.

Thank mort487
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