Ashby de la Zouch
General Information about Ashby de la Zouch
Home to over 13,000 residents and found within the region of East Midlands is where the market town of Ashby de la Zouch is located. Often referred to as Ashby, and found within the county of Leicestershire just 19 miles away from Leicester, 17 miles away from Tamworth, 14 miles away from Derby and just 3 miles away from the National Forest.
One of the most popular attractions of Ashby de la Zouch is of course the National Forest. Located within the forest is the historical Calke Abbey which dates back to 1701. Your trip to the National Forest would not be complete without visiting the Foremark Reservoir which is of particular beauty with a variety of wildlife. There are many popular family activities to do within the Foremark Reservoir ranging from fishing in the River Dove to horse riding. Found just 14 miles away from Ashby de la Zouch is the Charnwood Forest that is a popular hiking destination which is set at an elevation of 600 feet.
While you are in the area be sure to explore through the ruins of the Ashby de la Zouch Castle which was built in the 12th century. Ashby de la Zouch is home to many events throughout the year such as the popular Ashby Arts Festival which takes place each August.