Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Facilities at Ashby de la Zouch Castle

  • Parking

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    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.
  • Food And Drink

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    There is no café on site, but a vending machine offers tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Ice cream is also available to purchase.
  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There is some circular seating positioned underneath a tree and plenty of grass to lay out your picnic blanket.
  • Shop

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    The shop which is located next to the site entrance sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs.
  • Toilets

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    There is one unisex toilet and one disabled toilet.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads are welcome across the site.

  • Gardens

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    The grounds consist of large, level areas of grass, as well as the mysterious castle garden, which is famous for its elaborately shaped sunken features.

    Please note: Visitors can climb the 24 metre (78 feet) high tower built by Lord Hastings.

  • Audio Tours

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    The free audio guide provides an amusing account of the castle's dramatic history, drawing upon a masque performed here for Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby, in the early 17th century. Please note that the guides will not available on event days, and it is recommended that group visits book in advance (please call the site on 01530 413343 for further information).
  • Family Friendly

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    Push Chairs Allowed

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  • Education

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    Family Learning

    The site hosts a number of different re-enactment days and family trails throughout the year.

  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Ashby de la Zouch Castle

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