Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Tel: 01829 260464

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Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
  • Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
  • Events at Beeston Castle - English Heritage
  • Family fun at Beeston Castle - English Heritage
  • Glorious views from Beeston Castle - English Heritage

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About Us

All visitors to Beeston Castle need to book their ticket in advance. To book please go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/beeston

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

Main Season (15 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October (1 Oct 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (4 Nov 2020 - 22 Dec 2020)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
December (26 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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Weekends Only (2 Jan 2021 - 16 Feb 2021)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
February/March (17 Feb 2021 - 30 Mar 2021)
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Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Easter (10 Apr 2021 - 14 Apr 2021)
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* Following Covid-19, all visits MUST be booked in advance. English Heritage members do not have to pay, but are still required to book. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/beeston-castle-and-woodland-park/

Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Bus- GHA service 83 (Tue) to Beeston; Otherwise GHA service 56 (Thu & Sat) to Bunbury Heath (then 1-mile walk) or Arriva service 84 to Tarporley (2 1⁄2 miles)

Train to Nantwich, bus to Castle Hotel, 23-minute walk (1.1 miles)

Bike- National Cycle Trail 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • jontootill
      Preston, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Excellent
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 16th August 2020
      This was a great castle. It has lots of nooks and crannies for our young children to explore as well as trees to climb. The kids loved the bridge and the walls. The woodland walk was really nice in... Read full review
    • Khb72
      Sandbach, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Stunning views
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 25th August 2020
      Managed to book last minute tickets We got there early so went for a coffee and sat outside Toilets were lovely and clean The view at the top was stunning however it’s missing information boards... Read full review
    • Suzanne555511
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Breathtaking view
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
      Wonderful view from the top. Lots of open space within the walls to picnic or just sit, although our granddaughter just ran from one bit of the castle to the next. Staff friendly. Car park very... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    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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