Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

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

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Beeston Castle and Bridge - English Heritage
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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.

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Guide Prices

English Heritage members free. Adult, Child, Concession and Family Tickets available, please see our website for up to date prices and booking information.

Opening Times

Main Season (1 Apr 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter (1 Nov 2022 - 23 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Twixmas (26 Dec 2022 - 1 Jan 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Winter Season (2 Jan 2023 - 19 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Half Term (20 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Spring Term (27 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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:

    • PBPG
      Yorkshire, United Kingdom
      Great views
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 26th February 2022
      The castle is set in what must be the most imposing site in the country. From the top you can see six counties. Not a huge amount of it left but worth the climb, sometimes steep, to the top. Paths... Read full review
    • mikeofthunder
      Prestwich, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 15th April 2022
      Great day out. The castle grounds are a good size, but not huge. Took us around two and half hours to look at absolutely everything. There's a trail around the castle. The castle itself is... Read full review
    • R111SQdianeg
      Great views
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th April 2022
      Undoubtedly the views are fantastic once you’ve climbed up to the top, quite steep in places and is hard going if you’re not physically able, or have small children. Interesting walk up and... 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).

    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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