English Heritage: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle

English Heritage: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle
South Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BR
  • Telephone 01530 413343
  • Admission Adult £5.10; concession £4.60; ages 5–15 £3; Family (two adults & three children) £13.20.
  • Website www.english-heritage.org.uk
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle became a tourist attraction as long ago as 1820, with the publication of Walter Scott's medieval romance Ivanhoe, a large part of which is set at the castle. It was originally built as a fortified Norman manor house in the 12th century, and remained intact until the English Civil War, when its use as a Royalist stronghold meant that the Parliamentarians subjected it to some fairly drastic post-war remodelling. But you can still climb the tower, and explore the underground passage from the tower to the kitchen basement.

Events at this venue

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Chapterhouse theatre company head to country house gardens throughout the UK and Ireland for a tale featuring the world’s greatest detective.

Tue 12 Jun

£17.60 (Family £49.22) / 01530 413343

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