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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
    135
  • Very Good
    153
  • Average
    61
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • trickytrees54
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Saturday trip to Beeston Castle.
    4 of 5 stars
    15/07/2017
    A steep walk to the castle, amazing views from the top, shame there is no signage in the castle, nothing at all, guess they want you to buy the guide book. Does annoy me that you have to pay to park... Read full review
  • leonardo464
    Market Drayton
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic views & romantic Ruin
    4 of 5 stars
    15/07/2017
    I think you get get a true feeling of a castle from these ruins, your imagination is tested , without all the disney effects of more sophisticated tourist sites , this feels so genuine. A lovely... Read full review
  • XMatonaX
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely castle!
    5 of 5 stars
    13/07/2017
    Me and my fiancé visited here and it is truly breathtaking! The views are extraordinary you can see Liverpool etc in the distance! It was raining when we visited but it was fine it had that history... 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

Special Offers

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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Monday10:0016:00*
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Weekends Only (4 Jan 2018 - 14 Feb 2018)
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Sunday10:0016:00*
Low Season (15 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
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

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