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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

South Street
Ashby de la Zouch
LE65 1BR

Ashby - a royalist stronghold

Tour the impressive ruins of a grand medieval castle within extensive and beautiful grounds. See the original setting for many of the scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic tale 'Ivanhoe' and learn about the dramatic siege of Ashby with our free audio tour.

Climb the magnificent 24 metre Hastings Tower, split in two during the Civil War, offering superb views over the surrounding countryside. Explore the kitchen tunnel used in the siege - but bring a torch! There is a guide book and a gift shop, picnics welcome.

English Heritage special events are held at the castle - please telephone for details.

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By car: In Ashby de la Zouch, 12 miles south of Derby on A511.
By bus: Telephone +44(0)1332 292 200 for details.
By train: Burton-on-Trent 9 miles.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle Postcode for SatNav: LE65 1BR


+44 (0)1530 413 343

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