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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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    117
  • Very Good
    145
  • Average
    53
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • soooperman1973
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Love it here
    4 of 5 stars
    28/04/2017
    Come here to chill especially on bank holidays , never disappointed , love the views and the fresh air. I'm going to try and come this May Day I think there is something going on. Well worth a... Read full review
  • George H
    Hawarden, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good exercise
    4 of 5 stars
    26/04/2017
    Bit tricky to get to but worth it. The kids enjoyed exploring the grounds and Castle ruins. Great views. I didn't like the hard sell for annual membership you always seem to get at these National... Read full review
  • gazken1981
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Superb views
    4 of 5 stars
    19/04/2017
    Took my two boys for a quick visit and ended up staying a few hours. A little hard to find down narrow country lanes but the setting and surroundings are picturesque. It cost £3 to park in the car... 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

High Season (25 Mar 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)
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Weekends Only (4 Jan 2018 - 14 Feb 2018)
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Low Season (15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
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Low Season (20 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
ThursdayClosed*
FridayClosed*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change