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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£5.00 per ticket
Concession£7.50 per ticket
Adult£8.30 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:

  • An K
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Castle ruins, but worth a visit if you like walking
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 11th May 2018
    Visited Beeston Castle as we had recently joined English Heritage. Lots of good walks in the woodland. Castle ruins are good with impressive views, and I loved the Caves. I would recommend sturdy... Read full review
  • Anne B
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great view
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th April 2018
    Although I felt it was an expensive entry fee for basically a ruined castle, I can appreciate that it costs money to maintain. The view from the top of the very steep climb was very impressive... Read full review
  • jgjg13
    Neston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    OK
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th April 2018
    My husband and I visited the other day.We weren’t overly impressed with having to pay to park,and that is the same for members and non members. It’s not cheap to visit the castle either.The views... 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

Opening Period 1 (30 Mar 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Opening Period 2 (1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Opening Period 3 (5 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 4 (24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Opening Period 5 (27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)
DayTimes
Thursday - Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 6 (2 Jan 2019 - 18 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 7 (18 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 8 (25 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.

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