Ashby de la Zouch is a town in the central English county of Leicestershire with a population of about 12,000 and access to areas of stunning natural beauty.
The most famous attraction in the area, Calke Abbey was initially built as an Augustinian priory and dates back to the 12th century. A grade I listed building close to Ashby de la Zouch, the structure became a country estate after Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries, and since then it has slowly fell into decline. Rather than having a negative impact on the property, the disrepair of the estate adds to its charm and provides an excellent example of an isolated phenomenon. Today, the grounds around the house are the main attraction of Calke Abbey, with picturesque walled gardens featuring a host of local wildflowers.
Foremark Reservoir is a 230 acre reserve that’s frequently used by the Ashby de la Zouch public for walking, fishing, bird watching and horse riding. A key element of the town’s leisure life, Foremark is a scenic area which in summer attracts throngs of tourists to its snug beaches and woodland picnic areas.
Throughout the area, from Smisby to Packington, Floom’s Ashby de la Zouch florists cover the whole town.