Ashby de la Zouch Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

Some English Heritage gardens and historic sites have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.

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Attraction Information

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!

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Opening hours

Please see website for details

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £5.90
Kids (5-17) from £3.50
Concessions from £5.30
Family from £15.30

Travel & Contact Information

Address

South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR, England

Phone number

01530 413343

Map

Website

Click here to visit Ashby de la Zouch Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle has not told us about their dining options.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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