Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Tel: 01829 260464

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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 3 (5 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 4 (24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018)
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Monday - WednesdayClosed
Opening Period 5 (27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)
DayTimes
Thursday - Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 6 (2 Jan 2019 - 18 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 7 (18 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 8 (25 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Opening Period 1 (30 Mar 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Opening Period 2 (1 Oct 2019 - 4 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.

Directions

Road Directions

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Justina C
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic views for little effort.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th October 2018
    Visited on a clear October day. The castle ruins hold a very prominent position so views 360degree. Did a woodland walk which took in the bat caves. A good morning out. Visitor information helpful... Read full review
  • Tonbridge-Mark
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Romantic ruins with great views
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 30th October 2018
    Beeston Castle is ideal for an invigorating walk. The ruins are situated on top of a hill and getting to them takes you up a path through pretty woodland. The views from the top are quite spectacular... Read full review
  • reviewing_experience
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out but a pricey visit
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th December 2018
    I visited Beeston Castle on a sunny winters day in November with my family. The castle itself was very impressive and had wonderful countryside views. However, the cost of entry, car parking fees and... Read full review

Facilities

Catering

  • 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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