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
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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

Main Season (15 Apr 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
October (1 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019)
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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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Directions

Road Directions

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Lara130285
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Waste of money
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th April 2019
    £16 to climb a hill (most of the walk was shut) see ruins which had no historic related information, so in essence a pile of stones, and then walk back to the car park. Took less than 30 minutes... Read full review
  • Poolsadie
    Toronto, Canada
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely castle with amazing scenery over the countryside
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    Loved our recent visit to the castle, took the long route up which was great exercise! The ruins and the view from the top is well worth the effort, and the way back down is all downhill - thankfully... Read full review
  • HelenR256
    Peak District, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fabulous views
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    I have not been to Beeston Castle for years! Pleasant stroll up the hill, following an Dragon Easter Egg trail with my 7-year old. Fabulous, fabulous views over the Cheshire Plains. Shame that you... Read full review

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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