About the Ashby Steam
With a rich history dating back as far as the 11th century, the market town of Ashby de la Zouch (or just shortened as Ashby) is overlooked by the ruins of Ashby Castle and is situated right in the heart of the National Forest. It was a centre for leatherworking and other industries in the 19th century. Today, Ashby has a concentration of high-tech employers.
Ashby Steam is a vintage steam rally held annually in June on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire border. The event is set up nicely at the Scamhazel Farm, Boundary, near the town of Ashby de la Zouch. There are lots for all the family to see and do with steam engines, vintage tractors, historic motor vehicles, miniature steam engines, and other stationary engines on display.
A great day out for the whole family, Ashby Steam is a two-day fair, with a range of children's entertainment, trade stalls, and other attractions for all to enjoy.
Ashby Steam Ltd
Ashby Steam is run by The Ashby Steam Committee and a multitude of volunteers, including members of the Rotary Clubs of Ashby and Ashby and Coalville Lions.
Entry To The Event
There is no need to prebook tickets for Ashby Steam; all you have to do is pay on entry. For adults (16 years & over), tickets are at £7 apiece. For children (5-15 years), tickets are at £2. Little ones under 5 years enter for free. A family ticket is available, allowing for 2 adults and 2 children for only £15. Gates are open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Somewhere to Stay in Leicestershire
Some of the more popular and highly recommended places to stay in the town centre include the Premier Inn, Clockmakers House, and Smithy Studio. Other nearby great places to stay include Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Lakeview Lodge, Ravenstone Guesthouse, Ashby Wells House, The Priest House Hotel, The Post House B&B, Bridge House, Forest Lodge, and Normans Barn, among others.
Getting To Scamhazel Farm
It's easy to find the Ashby Steam Rally. From Liverpool or Manchester, the fastest route is via the M6. From Sheffield, the M1 is your best bet, but you can also take the A38 through Derby. If you're coming from London, Ashby-de-la-Zouch is towards the northwest via the M1.
Other Things To Do Around Boundary
With so much history, there are lots of exciting things to do in and around Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The town itself has a charming main street, which is excellent for shopping. There are heritage-rich areas surrounding Coalville that share the history of the town's industrial past, and a National Forest with a plethora of places to visit and things to do. Willesley Park Golf Course is set in the town's rolling countryside, while woodland adventures await at the award-winning family attraction Conkers. You can also take a tour of the ruins of historic Ashby Castle, the setting to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel Ivanhoe. The old castle, in fact, served as inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's classic romance 'Ivanhoe', and continues to be a popular tourist attraction to this day. Other great places to visit include historic Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold Estate, the Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre, and the Charnwood Forest Alpacas.
Car parking is free at the venue. Well-behaved dogs on leads are certainly welcome. Take note, however, that Scamhazel Farm is a working farm with livestock; dogs must be on leads at all times, and any mess picked up.
When is the next Ashby Steam?
The Ashby Steam is planned to take place at Scamhazel Farm, Ashby Road, Boundary, North of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, DE11 7BA, Saturday 16th July, 2022. This is a Weekend Rally.
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