Ashby de la Zouch Castle Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit.
Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.
You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.
Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.
You can currently book for visits up to 31 March 2022.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl is located outside the shop.Wheelchair AccessWheelchair access is limited to the grounds only.Entrance / Set DownDisabled visitors can be set down near to the entrance of the site. No prior arrangement is required.Disabled ParkingThere is one disabled bay in the on site car park, which is located close to the shop entrance ramp.OnSite TransportNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere is some circular seating positioned underneath a tree, close to the shop entrance.Pathways Surface And GradientsThe site features paved pathways.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl is located outside the shop.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursYesTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl is located outside the shop.Induction LoopsInduction loops are installed around the shop counter area.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryHandling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursYesEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Trip HazardYes, including historic steps, low ruined walls and the elaborately shaped sunken features of the castle gardenSheer DropYesSlip HazardYes, including grassed areas which may become slippery when wet.Steep SlopeYes