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Beeston Castle

Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX

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Tel: 01829 260464

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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.

Guide 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.

Directions

Road Directions

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Martyn J
    Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent views
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st February 2018
    Took the Mrs as she loves castles and I haven't been here for at least 25 years. Entrance fee is a bit expensive. For 2 adults and parking it was just over £17. There's a few things to see on the... Read full review
  • darrylt187
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Disappointing
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th February 2018
    If I wasn't a Heritage member I wouldn't visit. At over £7 adult entrance there is no interpretation or audio guide available as other attractions have. The eating facilities are scarce and you have... Read full review
  • rdrdaniel
    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    English Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th February 2018
    This often overlooked castle in Cheshire, is well worth visiting. It is a pleasant drive through the country lanes to get there, and the car park is a good size and mostly grass so you can pic-nic... 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

Opening Times

Low Season (20 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
High Season (25 Mar 2018 - 5 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Weekends Only (6 Nov 2018 - 14 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Low Season (15 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019)
DayTimes

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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