Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
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  • 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:

    • DRfrancescah506
      Good walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th July 2021
      Great walk with the kids, weather helped as it was lovely and Sunny. took a picnic and enjoyed the surrounding landscapes. Read full review
    • Clare C
      Salford, United Kingdom
      Amazing views
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      Enjoyed a couple of hours here last week. It's a great castle to walk around with amazing views too. We also enjoyed learning about the roundhouse from staff, it was very interesting. Staff were... Read full review
    • Joanna H
      High Wycombe
      Worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th July 2021
      Despite the heatwave, we enjoyed our visit here. The walk up through the woodlands was worth it, to see the views from top of castle, several counties could be seen. We stopped at the roundhouse on... 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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