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

**Please note that in line with government advice Beeston Castle is currently closed until further notice.**

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

Easter (10 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020)
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Main Season (15 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
October (1 Oct 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (4 Nov 2020 - 22 Dec 2020)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
December (26 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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Weekends Only (2 Jan 2021 - 16 Feb 2021)
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Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
February/March (17 Feb 2021 - 30 Mar 2021)
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Monday - TuesdayClosed
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:

    • stejotazbreeze
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Views
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th February 2020
      Fantastic views from the top but only 4 out of 5 because of the price to get in ( English Herritage) ! The ruins are very photogenic and you can see miles in clear weather. Read full review
    • richardmP1661JV
      Swindon, United Kingdom
      Amazing ruins and incredible views
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th February 2020
      The ruins of the castle sit exposed on top of a hill which affords you amazing views for your trek up the steep slopes. It is a fascinating place and well worth the time to get there if you are in... Read full review
    • Extraordinary596293
      Berlin, Germany
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Mixed experience
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th March 2020
      The castle itself was amazing however i couldn’t help but think afterwards it wasn’t good value for money when you added up the cost of the entry fee , guide book and parking. I understand these... 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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