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Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Ashby de la Zouch

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • 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 t...  read more »
  • 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 s...  read more »
  • Very helpful staff and interesting site and views from the top of the tower - English Heritage at its best 
  • An English Heritage venue, so money saved if you're a member :-) A ruined and accessable castle not far from the centre of the town. You can't park on site, so do park in town (or just down from the castle in the Pay & Display) and walk in. There's the obligatory English Heritage visitors centre / gift shop. If you visit during the school holidays, there's often a treature trail or an actor on site, pretending to be someone from the castle's past. The castle, although ruined, can be climbed and there's a great view of the top. There's occasional glimpses out of barred windows, just to give you a touch of the fear, if you're not great with heights. There's also a tunnel which runs between the tower and the old kitchens. [ Hint: if you want to grab something to eat, there's a few local pubs in town, that do very nice meals and are kid & dog friendly ]
  • Really loved this castle. Pro baby one of my favourites. Lots of building left, but enough missing to let you imagine how it once was. And the guide book is excellent!
  • great little castle, take the opportunity to grab the Audio Guide, My 10 year old son loved it. Had a great day out in the summer, with a Picnic, and being English Heritage, the Dog was welcome too.
  • Norman castle is a popular tourist attraction, managed by English Heritage. Ruins stabilised from further deterioration, and the grounds are all laid to grass. 98 steps lead to the top of Hastings tower. Underground passage from the kitchen basements to the Hastings tower probably created during the Civil War.
  • I know it's obvious to say, but the underground passages were so cool to use and experience yourself..
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