Clarion Collection Hotel Makeney Hall
Belper, EN DE56 0RS
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Ashby De La Zouch Castle
Mar to Jun - We to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Jul to Aug - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sep to Nov - We to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Dec - Sa to Su from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PMThe Ashby De La Zouch Castle was actually a grand manor in the 12th-century which later became a castle 3 centuries later. It gained fame due to its association with Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. A good idea would be to take the audio tour that explains everything like how Lord Hastings added a chapel and the Hastings Tower. Also explore the underground passageways. Though this place is nothing more than a towering heap of ruins, a mysterious beauty pervades. Check website for varying dates.