Beeston Castle

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

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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.

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.


Road Directions

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


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Recent Reviews:

  • Trehwfa38
    Trip Type:
    Sunday afternoon visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd July 2018
    Visited mid Sunday afternoon using our membership of English heritage. Parked opposite the site on car park fora fee of £3. Courteous staff at visitor centre where you pay your entrance fee or show... Read full review
  • Angela E
    Trip Type:
    Beeston Castle "Let Down"
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    This is suppose to be a dog friendly place where you can take your dogs through the woodland area. We was very disappointed when we got there as you have to keep your dog on the lead. This is no fun... Read full review
  • Rixy09
    Trip Type:
    Not sure it was worth the drive?
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th July 2018
    We joined English Heritage earlier this summer and have tried to justify the fee by Looking at places to visit. Beeston castle appealed as it was an hour's drive away and of course dig friendly. As... 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

Opening Times

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

* Last admittance is an hour before closing.

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