Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Tel: 01829 260464

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  • Something for everyone at Beeston Castle
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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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.30 per ticket
Concession£7.50 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket
English Heritage MemberFree
under 5Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Opening Period 8 (25 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 1 (30 Mar 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Opening Period 2 (1 Oct 2019 - 4 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Opening Period 3 (5 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 4 (24 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019)
Opening Period 5 (27 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020)
Opening Period 6 (2 Jan 2020 - 18 Feb 2020)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 7 (18 Feb 2020 - 24 Feb 2020)

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.


Road Directions

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


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Recent Reviews:

  • PTY999
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    If you want history on draught - this has to be a contender
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
    With a history that starts in the Bronze Age and goes through to the Victorian period, this is a treasure. Its ruins are poorly preserved but they are set in beautiful surroundings with panoramic... Read full review
  • suburbanberlin
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Where is the history?
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th January 2019
    £22.50 for 3 to visit - car parking is charged too! Once there it is a hill with some ruins on the top and a fairly average view of the area. Not as spectacular as caergwrle castle or helsby hill... Read full review
  • Gill A
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Very steep climbs
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    We unfortunately arrived only half an hour before closing time, as we had been walking the Sandstone Trail. It was a very steep walk up to the castle, followed by a very steep slope on the moat... Read full review



  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Private car park (not managed by EH)

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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