Ashby de la Zouch Castle
A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out in Leicestershire.
The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century.
Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle.
Visitors can still climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored today.
South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire - LE65 1BR
Although there is some parking available on site free of charge, it is restricted. Visitors are therefore advised to park in the town car park when driving to the castle (charges apply). There are no coach and minibus spaces available on site.
Arriva X2, 8, 217/8 Leicester - Burton on Trent
In Ashby de la Zouch, 12 miles S of Derby on A511.
Burton on Trent 9 miles