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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:
+44 1530 413343
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful ruins

This place is not only gorgeous in its broken state but also full of history. Highly recommended for people with a love for the old and mysterious.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Elin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is not only gorgeous in its broken state but also full of history. Highly recommended for people with a love for the old and mysterious.

Thank Elin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tucked away almost apologetically down an unlikely looking lane,this charming site was a fascinating chance discovery,absolutely fascinating ...easy motorbike parking,great audio guide and good information boards,a couple of hours passed un-noticed as we strolled around...recommended 99/100 :)

Thank Ian K
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Making use of our EH membership, interesting place and the audio guide is very good, not your typical guide for a change, well worth a look

Thank 8bitfiend
Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The castle is mostly in ruins, but when you take the audio guide with you and listen to it while reading the information panels and looking at what were once grand rooms, you'll be fascinated! It's a wonderful little view of history. Climbing the tower is difficult, as the winding steps are steep and there's no hand rail, but the... More 

Thank Mary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I was surprised at how good this was. Most is in ruins but there is a intact tower that you can climb and a tunnel underground that you can go into. It is also larger than I expected. I would go again given the chance.

Thank Vanessa B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Making the most of our English Heritage membership. Mostly ruined but it's possible to climb to the top of the tower- 97 steps. No handrails.Audio guide apparently available but weren't offered this though the person on duty was from another property. A few descriptive panels.Underground tunnel. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Car parking limited but public car parks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Make the walk from the high street to this site it's amazing and would be a fantastic spot for a picnic. The ruins are amazing, there are stairs and tunnels to explore and lovely space to run in the sunken areas. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Chani-may C
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very helpful staff and interesting site and views from the top of the tower - English Heritage at its best

Thank 804gordon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

On looking at the pictures we wasn't sold straight away but still decided to take a look... We was very pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it was and how much bigger it was as well... Loved wondering and exploring the castle and reading about its history... Definitely a place to visit if your in the area.

Thank Beans92
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this castle is the underground tunnel! The kids had a great time exploring and we all enjoyed the steps up to the top for great views. Spent a couple of hours here.

Thank Tina S

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