- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a renowned Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. However an exciting underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today! Pleasingly atmospheric ruins, really boosted by the bits that you can still explore.
The gardens are great for exploring with multiple levels and weird sunken features that are bound to get little imaginations going. The brave ones can also climb the 24m (78 feet) high tower, too! Eeek!
Some car parking available on site free of charge, but really not much. Visitors are therefore advised to park in the town car park and walk across to the castle.
Keep an eye on their upcoming events through their link, as there are re-enactment days and family trails often held throughout the year. A free audio guide is available on non-event days though so you can still get the most from your visit.
Things to note: you can take dogs on leads; there's a unisex loo; there are no pushchairs allow din side; picnicking is welcome outside; there's no cafe but there is a vending machine and an ice cream kiosk!
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
25th March through 30th September
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
1st October through 30th October
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
31st October through 12th February 2017
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Child (5-15 years): £3.00
Concession (students, those aged over 60 and the unemployed): £4.60
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £13.20