Our Area

With its town centre location, Ashby de la Zouch has a lot on offer – from cafes to castles. Considered a spa town in the 19th century, the site of the former Victorian baths is still open for visits and the beer brewing Museum, in nearby Burton on Trent, is worth a trip. As well as the activities in the town, Ashby is best known for its nearby national forest walks and trails.

Beyond its quaint countryside appearance and interesting history, author Sue Townsend’s most famous fictional character Adrian Mole was said to have lived here at the age of 13 ½…!



Ashby offers locals an interesting mix of history, countryside and pubs. Nearby is an excellent national forest with a visitor’s centre, and a range of local shops.

There is a range of educational facilities, varying from primary schools to colleges.

Primary Schools: CofE Primary School, Ashby Hilltop Primary School, Willeslby Primary, Woodcote Primary.

Secondary Schools: Manor House School (ages 4-16), Ashby School (ages 14-18), Ivanade College.

Transport Links

Situated in North Leicestershire, on the borders of Derbyshire and Stratfordshire, Ashby has close links to many major cities, including Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester.

There are good road links to the M1, M42 and M6, and is only 120 miles north of London. Airports Birmingham, East Midlands and Nottingham are fairly close to the town and Parkway Railway Station provides access all over.

Contact The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Office

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