Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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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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Advance booking is now essential. There is also now limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read the ticketing FAQ before you book.

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.
 

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Guide Prices

English Heritage members free. Adult, Child, Concession and Family Tickets available, please see our website for up to date prices and booking information.

Opening Times

Main Season (17 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (1 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021)
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Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Winter (4 Nov 2021 - 22 Dec 2021)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
December (26 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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Sunday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Weekends Only (1 Jan 2022 - 20 Feb 2022)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Half Term (21 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
March (2 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022)
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Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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:

  • Amber1937
    Nantwich, United Kingdom
    Pleasantly surprised
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th September 2021
    Pleasantly surprised when we visited Beeston Castle. Thought it would be just a few ruins but it is much more. The ruins of the castle are more extensive than we originally thought. The area... Read full review
  • P4239YHmariap
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    More than castle ruins
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st September 2021
    We nearly didn't visit, as it was "only ruins" but so glad we did. It's a hike up to the very top to explore the upper ruins but the views were amazing and there are plenty of little areas to... Read full review
  • Martin B
    Felixstowe, United Kingdom
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    We visuted Beeston Castle while on holiday and had an enjoyable vist. The castle is mostly in ruins but there are amazing views from the top and a walk round the base of the castle plus some gardens... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential

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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