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Beeston Castle

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Chapel Lane
Beeston
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 9TX

Tel: 01829 260464

Beeston Castle

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£3.80 per ticket
Concession£5.70 per ticket
Adult£6.30 per ticket
English Heritage MemberFree
under 5Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

Set 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain on the sheer rocky crags Beeston Castle is a magical site with something for everyone. With stunning views to take your breath away, long walks through rich woodland for nature lovers and nooks and crannies for kids to hide in you’re sure to have a magnificent day out!

Beeston's origins stretch over 4,000 years; to a Bronze Age hill fort to the medieval fortress visitors see today which was inspired by the Crusader's Castles and the impregnable hill-top strongholds of the Holy Land. Legend has it that the majestic Beeston Castle guards buried treasure once belonging to Richard II. The king is said to have dispersed bags of gold at Beeston en route to quell the rebellion in Ireland, perhaps your family can find the treasure?

The famous views from the top are reputedly the best from any castle in England - on a clear day visitors can see across 8 counties from the Pennines in the east to the mountains of Wales in the west. Beeston is also a haven for wildlife and the unspoiled woodland makes it home to a host of birds and small mammals, remember to bring those binoculars and who knows what you may discover.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    112
  • Very Good
    134
  • Average
    51
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    11

Recent Reviews:

  • vickil41
    Havelock North, New Zealand
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Worth the walk to tgdctop
    5 of 5 stars
    07/01/2017
    Beeston is a great place to visit with friends and family, young and old. The views from the top are impressive and it's easy to see why the location was selected. We were particularly impressed with... Read full review
  • 351hdb
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    AMAZING!
    5 of 5 stars
    05/01/2017
    This place really is worth the trip. I travelled over 40 miles to come here and I wasn't disappointed. The only advice Advice I would give is to bring a packed lunch. There is a lovely picnic area... Read full review
  • Pelstar
    Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wonderful scenery - hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    05/01/2017
    I've put hidden gem because I was brought up less than 45 mins from this place but have never visited in 36 years! Big family outing on a cold crisp November Saturday. Car park (pay for this in... Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Private car park (not managed by EH)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Eleven miles south east of Chester, on minor road, off A49.

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Opening Times

Weekends Only (4 Jan 2017 - 14 Feb 2017)
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Low Season (15 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017)
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Low Season (20 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
ThursdayClosed*
FridayClosed*
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High Season (25 Mar 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)
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Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change