Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

Tel: 01829 260464

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Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
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About Us

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

EH Members Free, Adult £8.80, Child £5.30, Concession £8.00, Family £22.90

Opening Times

Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
December (26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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Thursday - Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Easter (10 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020)
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Main Season (15 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
October (1 Oct 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

Special Offers

Directions

Road Directions

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

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Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. Entrance is located 10 metres across road from the site. Approx 100 parking spaces (more on event days).

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

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

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Contact Us

Tel: 01829 260464

Tel: 01829 260464

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