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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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A fascinating little view of history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mary G
Coalville, United Kingdom
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Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit enjoyed looking around the shop and there's plenty of parking space the grounds are especially very good for all and the children had plenty of grassed space to play in we all had a pick nick we looked around the castle in all it was a very good experience for all of us we will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The audio guide was amusing and informative. Loved going up the 98 steps to the top of the tower and investigating the dark tunnel. The lady at the desk was lovely - funny and interesting. We bought 2 jars of their curd as they're great! Gave a really good impression of the life of the castle through its years.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped here on a road trip from the north to the south. It's a lovely ruin, lots of space to explore, an underground tunnel which our kids loved. Parking can be tricky I think, we were lucky, but someone said there's a supermarket car park nearby.

Thank museummummy

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