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Beeston Castle

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Chapel Lane

Tel: 01829 260464

Beeston Castle


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.


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.



  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • BaggieMark1964
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Steep Climb - Great Views
    4 of 5 stars
    The majority of the reviews for Beeston Castle all mention the steep climb, so why should I be any different? Yes, it is quite a steep climb but the views from the top are worth it - Merseyside to... Read full review
  • GregParker
    Tarporley, United Kingdom
    Long walk great views
    5 of 5 stars
    Well worth the trip lovely grounds , fantastic views on a clear day you can see all the way to liverpool Read full review
  • Owdmon
    Trip Type:
    Great views after a steepish climb.
    4 of 5 stars
    Beeston Castle is well worth a visit, as the view from the ruins at the summit is tremendous. However there isn't really much left of the castle apart from a few ruined walls and towers and the climb... Read full review


Provider Features

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

Parking & Transport

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


  • 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

Special Offers

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

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Opening Times

Weekends Only (6 Nov 2017 - 14 Feb 2018)
Low Season (15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018)
Low Season (20 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018)
High Season (25 Mar 2018 - 5 Nov 2018)

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.

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