Ghost Walk, Ashby de la Zouch
16 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£10.00
Ghost Walk – Ashby de la Zouch.
Come and join the haunted Heritage team as we take you round the historical town of Ashby de la Zouch where we fill you with history and tales of ghostly stories
Ashby-de-la-Zouch is a historic town set in the heart of Leicestershire. The ‘de-la-Zouch’ part of the town name was added in after the Norman conquest of England, when the town came into the possession of the Zouch family. In the 15th century, the town then came into possession of the Hastings family and William Hastings enhanced the town’s fortifications.
Guests must be 16 years of age to attend.
Ashby is best known for its Castle, but did you know that the property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Built in the 15th century by the first Lord Hastings. The castle is an impressive ruin of a late medieval castle, dominated by its magnificent tower. It was here that Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner for a time by Lord Hastings’s grandson first Earl of Huntingdon.
Many of the buildings in Market Street, the town’s main thoroughfare, are timber framed. Most of this structure is hidden by later brick facades.
The Ivanhoe Baths was an 1822 Neo-Grecian building with a Doric façade, it became derelict by 1960, and was demolished in 1962. The baths stood near to ‘The Royal Hotel, originally called the Hastings Hotel, was built in 1826 to accommodate visitors to the growing spa. The hotel closed in February 2018.
Ghost Walk, Ashby de la Zouch - past events
Ashby has been renowned for its ghost stories and its of no surprise. Sightings of ghostly figures around the castle, ghost sightings and stories in many of the local pubs. There is so much residual energy around this historical town, who knows what we might encounter. Come and join our Haunted Heritage historian and our medium on a ghost walk like no other.