Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
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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.

Dogs on lead allowed. Assistance dogs welcome.

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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

Winter Season (2 Jan 2023 - 19 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Half Term (20 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Spring Term (27 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023)
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Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Main Season (1 Apr 2023 - 30 Oct 2023)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (1 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023)
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Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Twixmas (26 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)
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* Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Special Offers

  • English Heritage Membership

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    - Unlimited access to over 400 historic places

    - Free entry for up to six children*

    - Free or reduced price entry to 100s of exciting events

    - Free parking where the car park is owned by English Heritage

    *Membership includes six accompanying children per adult Member, under 18 and within the family group. 

    Receive a Membership pack which includes: Free MEMBERS' HANDBOOK, Exclusive MEMBERS' MAGAZINE, Free or reduced price entry to our EVENTS, MEMBERS' REWARDS

    FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

    FAMILY 1 ADULT - Family of one adult and up to 6 children - £5.50 monthly*, £66 for a year

    FAMILY 2 ADULTS - Family of two adults and up to 12 children - £9.58 monthly*, £115 for a year

    JOINT MEMBERSHIP

    JOINT ADULT - Two adults aged 18 years+ - £9.58 monthly*, £115 for a year

    ADULT AND SENIOR - One adult (under 65 years) and one senior (over 65 years+) - £8.58 monthly*, £103 for a year

    JOINT SENIOR - Two adults aged 65 years+ - £7.67 monthly*, £92 for a year

    INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

    INDIVIDUAL ADULT - One adult aged 26 years+ - £5.50 monthly*, £66 for a year

    SENIOR - One adult aged 65 years+ - £4.92 monthly*,£59 for a year

    YOUNG ADULT / STUDENT - 18-25 / with a valid NUS card - £4.42 monthly*, £53 for a year

    LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

    INDIVIDUAL ADULT - One adult aged 18 years+ - £1,580 for Life

    SENIOR - One adult aged 65 years+ - £1,240 for Life

    JOINT ADULT - Two adults aged 18 years+ - £2,140 for Life

    JOINT SENIOR - Two adults aged 65 years+ - £1,590 for Life

    Adult Members must live at the same address. Up to 6 kids go free with each adult. *Monthly for 12 months by Direct Debit, not available for gift memberships.

     

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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:

    • LaurenandCharliexx
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Packed with history
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th October 2022
      This is my local castle and is always a pleasure to visit. Its packed with history and has an amazing view of Cheshire from the top. I love the bridge into the castle. Its also a lovely walk up and... Read full review
    • Julie S
      Benalmadena, Spain
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Family Halloween Disappointing Day
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd October 2022
      Absolutely dire!! Spooktacular experience......dreadful!! The walks around the ruins, the ruins themselves and the views are fantastic and well worth a visit. Do not put on an event, charge people... Read full review
    • Wadepool87
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Wonderful walk & castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 24th January 2023
      A beautiful slice of English history. Great walk and the castle is magnificent to see with gorgeous views 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).

    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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