Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Enjoy the impressive ruins of a medieval manor house turned castle. Can you climb the huge 24 metre Great Tower? Built by Lord Hastings in the 1470s, there are 97 steps all the way to the top. Walk the underground passage between the Kitchen Tower and the Great Tower and explore the mysterious castle garden, which is famous for its deep sunken sections. Sir Walter Scott famously based his novel Ivanhoe here - perhaps it will inspire you to write your own novel.

Facilities

Key
  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Dogs Allowed on Leads OnlyDogs Allowed on Leads Only

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • ToiletsToilets

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  • Opening times

    25 March - 30 Sept
    Wed - Sun
    10am - 6pm

    1 Oct - 30 Oct
    Wed - Sun
    10am - 5pm

    31 Oct - 31 Mar
    Sat & Sun
    10am - 4pm

    13 Feb - 17 Feb
    Daily
    10am - 4pm

  • Admissions

    Castle
    Adult: 5.10
    Concession: 4.60
    Child (5-15yrs): 3.00
    Family: 13.20

  • Address

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

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Upcoming Events

Medieval Fighting Knights
Medieval Fighting Knights

Medieval Fighting Knights

06 August 2016 to 07 August 2016, 10.00 to 18.00

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire


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Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded and helmets battered - who will reign supreme and become champion? Be inspired and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome quests. Sharpen your swords for a day out to remember.

Medieval Fighting Knights
Medieval Fighting Knights

Medieval Fighting Knights

06 August 2016 to 07 August 2016, 11.00 to 17.00

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire


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Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded and helmets battered - who will reign supreme and become champion? Be inspired and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome quests. Sharpen your swords for a day out to remember.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

16 August 2016, 18.30

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire


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Join us for a Chapterhouse outdoor theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Please bring a picnic blanket or low back chair to watch the performance - and be prepared for the British weather! Enjoy Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures go to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre at Ashby de la Zouch Castle.

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