Ashby House Removals
Known as Ashby-de-la-Zouch, but understandably shortened to Ashby, the small market town sits in North West Leicestershire. Many are confused by Ashby’s elongated name, which is Norman French and dates back to the Norman conquest of England when the town was given to the La Zouch family during the reign of Henry III.
Britannia Bradshaw are located 28-minutes away from Ashby in Burton-on-Trent. As well as providing Ashby and the surrounding areas with a seamless removals service, they also have a number of storage solutions available to customers.
Transport Links Ashby
Today, Ashby is vibrant town and a great strategic location for commuters. Sitting just shy of the M1 and M42, easily accessible by A roads, Nottingham, Burton-on-Trent, Loughborough, Leicester, and Birmingham are all accessible in under 35 minutes in good traffic.
Ashby’s train station closed its doors in 1964. Those who rely on train travel tend to get the bus or drive to either Tamworth (23 minutes) or East Midlands Parkway (22 minutes) stations.
Handily, especially for those who fly frequently for business, East Midlands Airport is just 10 miles away. Destinations include New York, Paris, Milan, and Glasgow.
Schools in Ashby
For those with tiny tots, Ashby is rich with nurseries and playgroups. Some of the favourites include Swingboat Day Nursery, Ashby Castle Day Nursery, and Holy Trinity Playgroup.
Ashby currently has four primary schools; Ashby CofE, Hilltop, Woodcote, and Willesley. The town also has two secondary schools, both with sixth forms, called Ivanhoe Specialist Technology College and Ashby School (which accommodates borders).
If you would prefer your child to be privately educated there are a number of schools to choose from. Manor House School is a co-educational day school for children aged four to 16. Grace Dieu Manor School is a rural Catholic day schools for boys and girls aged three to 11 years old, whereas Repton School is for those aged between 13 and 18 for day pupils and boarders.
Days Out in Ashby
A visit to Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle is a great family day out. Visitors can take an audio tour of the castle, manor house, and picturesque grounds, or take things in at their own pace. Although parts of the castle are ruins, they are magnificent, and you can still scale the tower and walk the secret underground passage between the tower and the kitchen.
Another popular attraction for families is Ashby Museum. Those who visit can immerse themselves in history; dressing up in 17th-century costume and meeting Roman soldiers. Guided walks are a great option for those wanting to fully understand the past of Ashby.
For those who love the outdoors, Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre is a winner. There are different routes trailing through the beautiful woodland and countryside, with varying levels of cycling difficulty. Alternatively, you can bring the family pooch and stroll along the Family Forest Trail.