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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  • Glorious views from Beeston Castle - English Heritage

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About Us

Beeston Castle is open to local visitors and Members within government guidelines. You will need to book in advance in order to visit, and we ask everyone to please bear in mind the government’s latest advice on essential journeys before you plan your visit. All the interior spaces will be closed, but the grounds remain open. We have additional safety measures in place at all of our sites including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers to protect the health of all our visitors, staff and volunteers. We have introduced 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.

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.
 

Guide Prices

EH Members Free, Adult £8.80, Child £5.30, Concession £8.00, Family £22.90

Opening Times

Winter (4 Nov 2020 - 22 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
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
Easter (10 Apr 2021 - 14 Apr 2021)
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Main Season (15 Apr 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October (1 Oct 2021 - 3 Nov 2021)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Following Covid-19, all visits MUST be booked in advance. English Heritage members do not have to pay, but are still required to book. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/beeston-castle-and-woodland-park/

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:

    • jackie_rogers59
      Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
      Amazing views. Covid Safe
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th November 2020
      Great views but a steep walk to the top. Good walk on grass if no mobility problems. The woodland walk is worth doing. Very peaceful and at this time of the year great autumnal colours. Good... Read full review
    • annat346
      Nantwich, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Dogs must be on leads in all areas
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th November 2020
      Just a caution to dog owners the volunteers at this site are really enforcing the dogs on lead rule (our dog had of course been on lead at the castle but had been off lead on the woodland walk). The... Read full review
    • wagatron
      Crewe, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Cold but superb visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd November 2020
      It has been a while since we visited, but what a difference a few years has made. English Heritage has made big differences, the Round House was amazing, educational site for children and schools... 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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