Cheap Hotels in Ashby De La Zouch
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Hotels in Ashby De La Zouch
There's plenty more to Ashby de la Zouch than its intriguing name. This busy market town in north-west Leicestershire is filled with plenty of narrow streets to explore, a huge variety of specialist shops and boutiques, plus excellent dining options. Ashby, as it's known locally, sits within The National Forest – a major environmental project that aims to create 200 square miles of new woodland.
Out and about
You'll find plenty going on within a short distance of your hotel in Ashby de la Zouch. Pay a visit to the Grade I listed Ashby de la Zouch Castle to climb the tower, find out about its impressive history dating back to the 12th century and discover underground passages linked to the English Civil War. At the Ashby de la Zouch Museum on North Street you'll also get the chance to learn about the history of the town and its surrounding villages.
If you're feeling active, why not lace up your walking boots and set off on The National Forest Way, a 75-mile long distance trail which cuts through superb countryside and woodland. There's also the chance to get active on two wheels at the Hicks Lodge National Forest cycle centre.
Ashby market is home to a wide variety of stalls and is open seven days a week, while regular events such as the town's farmers' market is held on the third Saturday of the month. The excellent selection of independent and specialist shops in Ashby is one of the town's major draws, attracting visitors from far and wide.
Art lovers should make time to visit Ferrers Gallery on Melbourne Road where there's a fantastic range of contemporary craft items on sale, making it the ideal destination to pick up gifts and mementos.
Eating and drinking
Delicious meals can be found at any number of the Ashby de la Zouch hotels dotted around town. There is also an impressive selection of independent restaurants to choose from. The Mews Bar and Restaurant on Mill Lane Mews is located down a historic passageway in the centre of Ashby and is well known for its modern British and French cooking along with its extensive gin selection.
Taste of Thai offers a wide selection of dishes from all over Thailand, while Zamani's Italian restaurant is highly regarded for its pizza and pasta dishes. Why not make time for a light snack during the day at the delightful Rose Cottage Tearooms.
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