All Ages Outdoor Historical

Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Ashby De La Zouch Castle, South St, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
01530 413343
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at Ashby De La Zouch Castle review

Ashby De La Zouch Castle is a ruined fortification in the town of the same name in Leicestershire. The site is maintained by English Heritage. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and the castle was first built by William, Lord Hastings in the 15th century. The castle was pretty much destroyed during the English Civil war although parts of the remaining castle were turned into a new house and were used by members of the Hastings family for many years to come.

There is a lively audio tour that you can take around the site with you. You can still climb the main tower even though it suffered major damage during the English Civil War. There are some great views from the top so it’s well worth the climb. Kids will love the spooky underground passage from the kitchen to the tower. This was probably created during the war to allow safe passage.

In the grounds around the castle are two sunken areas that are separated by a walkway, they are thought to be defensive bastion works. The gardens occupy around 2 acres.

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FAQ and Further Information Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is no cafe on site. There is a vending machine for hot drinks and ice cream is available to purchase. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Ruined castle you can explore with a tower that you can climb, an underground passageway and an audio tour. There are toilets and drinks/ice creams.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or mid-range for nonmembers. An adult ticket costs £6.90 without donation, children 5-17 £4.10. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby in the town, charges apply.

When are they open?

Ashby De La Zouch castle is open for most of the year although they tend to only open at weekends in the autumn/winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome across the site.

Are they accessible?

Ashby De La Zouch Castle
Ashby De La Zouch Castle

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