Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Tel: 01829 260464

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  • Stunning views from Beeston Castle
  • Something for everyone at Beeston Castle
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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

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 6 (2 Jan 2019 - 18 Feb 2019)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 7 (18 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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)

* 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:

  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Trip Type:
    Best views in Cheshire!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 27th December 2018
    Beeston Castle is a family favourite every time we visit the UK from New Zealand. Spectacular setting and the quintessential English countryside views are fabulous. Today, as well as walking up to... Read full review
  • Janet H
    Worcester, United Kingdom
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    Absolutely amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th January 2019
    Lovely walks round the whole site. Worth taking the woodland walk around the base area of the castle. Lovely woodland and wildlife. Picturesque and peaceful. Castle itself is amazing. Very steep... Read full review
  • Mags2hoots
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Family trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th January 2019
    Family over from New Zealand. When my children were young we used to visit most weekends, so this was a reminiscence. It’s now English Heratage. Thought is to be a bit expensive having to pay for... 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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