Ashby-de-la-Zouch is an ancient market town in Leicestershire. It is an excellent base for visitors to the county, with markets, a castle, a lido, and many timber-framed buildings. Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and you will find a thriving centre full of independent businesses. Look out for local landmarks such as medieval St Helen’s parish church, the listed 19th-century water tower, and Loudon Monument. Follow the Bath Grounds Heritage Trail to discover its history as a spa town, when visitors flocked to the Ivanhoe Baths. You will find many of the town’s best shops and eateries on Market Street, as well as several historic pubs, including the Bull’s Head, the White Hart, and the Lamb Inn, where local ales and live music can be enjoyed. Self-catering holidays in Ashby-de-la-Zouch would be incomplete without a trip to the town’s ruined castle, which is managed by English Heritage. Climb to the top of the half-ruined tower for breathtaking views across the town and surrounding countryside. A scenic drive northward will take you to the Peak District National Park, while the city of Leicester is a short drive to the south.
Deerpark Lodge is a delightful wooden-clad cottage on a 28-acre estate near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by woodland & lakes for fishing & promises light-filled open-plan spaces, a contemporary design, a large deck with views, and a log fire.
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Museum Delve into the fascinating history of the town at this excellent museum, featuring an incredible archive of more than 3,000 historic photos.
Conkers Have a family day out at this popular Leicestershire attraction, with play areas, discovery zones, and an amphitheatre.
Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery Take a guided tour of the beautiful woodland gardens, on the outskirts of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Great Central Railway Book a weekend ride through the Leicestershire countryside on this heritage line, which is the only place in the world where you can see two steam engines passing each other.
Tropical Birdland Meet owls, kookaburras and parrots at this small aviary, in the village of Lindridge.