Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Ashby-de-la-Zouch (A Guided Walk in Ashby-de-la-Zouch)

Ashby-de-la-Zouch” is a Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, as part of his year-round programme of walks and Coach Trips.

The walk starts outside St. Helens Church, the town’s parish church just off Market Street in the town centre.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch is a delightful small market town in Leicestershire, with plenty of old buildings, a ruined castle and some very elegant shops.

During the walk, Colin will be pointing out lots of places of interest, including the castle, the site of the Ivanhoe Baths and the extraordinary Countess of Loudoun Monument.

St. Helen’s Church has a rare finger pillory, and a memorial to Selina, the Countess of Huntingdon, who set up chapels across the country.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle was besieged during the Civil War and afterwards slighted, rendering it useless for defence. Sir Walter Scott, while staying at nearby Coleorton, chose the castle as the setting for scenes in his famous novel “Ivanhoe”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Ashby-de-la-Zouch' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at St. Helens Church, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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