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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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    144
  • Very Good
    164
  • Average
    62
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • rdrdaniel
    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    English Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    16/02/2018
    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
  • Lorraine19608
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Awesome views of the beautiful surrounding countryside as far as Liverpool and Wales - romantic and breathtaking
    4 of 5 stars
    09/02/2018
    I would like to visit again at sunset but I’m not sure opening times would permit visitors at that time of day. I can imagine the sunset or sunrise at this location would be spectacular. You could... Read full review
  • Ilana B
    Beeston
    5 of 5 stars
    04/12/2017
    Great little walk up to the castle with stunning views at the top. There’s a little cafe there and picnic area too. 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

Low Season (20 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
ThursdayClosed*
FridayClosed*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
High Season (25 Mar 2018 - 5 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00
Weekends Only (6 Nov 2018 - 14 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
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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