The nearest station to Ashby de la Zouch Castle is Burton-on-Trent, nine miles away, which is served by CrossCountry services to and from Cardiff Central, Birmingham and Nottingham, along with long-distance services from Bristol, Plymouth, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. A regular bus service - the number 9 - runs between the station and the castle. There is also a taxi rank outside the station for onward travel to the site.

A visit to Ashby de la Zouch Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 06:10 - 19:30
Sunday 11:00 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces110
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£n/a
Three Monthly£176.00
Weekly£2 Evening fare (Valid after 1800 until 0230) £21.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces38
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on the platform under the bridge
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Suitable for wheelchair access, lift available, no interchange between platforms 0545-2300 staffed (roadbridge).

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi number displayed on Useful Information Poster.

About Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Surrounded by trees and set in impressive grounds, Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a majestic place for a picnic and a wander through history. An audio tour is the best way to take the castle in, allowing you to learn about the former inhabitants, such as Edward IV, as you make your way around the striking ruins.

One of the first items on your itinerary should be to climb the castle's keep-like Hastings Tower. Though heavily damaged in the Civil War, the tower is still largely intact and great for scrambling up to amazing views at the top. If heights aren't your thing, then make your way underground into the sprawling passage that runs under the castle, from the former kitchen all the way to the great tower.

Although there's no cafe at the castle, when you've worked up an appetite, weather permitting, watch the world go by at one of the castle's idyllic picnic spots, where you can lay out a blanket and enjoy a sandwich on what were once grand sunken gardens in front of the castle - you'll struggle to find a nicer view to enjoy over lunch.

Departures and arrivals from Burton-on-Trent

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Burton-on-Trent station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PlymouthCrossCountry06:202On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry06:502On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry06:501On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry07:181On time
to ReadingCrossCountry07:232On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DerbyCrossCountry06:192On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry06:482On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:491On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry07:171On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry07:222On time

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