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Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle Beeston Castle Entrance

Chapel Lane
Beeston
Cheshire
CW6 9TX
01829 260 464
www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/conProperty.139
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Clifftop castle ruin in Cheshire with over 40 acres of unspoiled woodland trails and wildlife to explore! Great day out for the family.


Beeston Castle
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The castle was built by Ranulf, the 6th Earl of Chester in 1225, following his return from the crusades. It was seized by King Henry III in 1237, and remained in royal ownership until the 16th Century. During the English Civil War (1642-46) the castle was held in turn by Parliamentarians and Royalists, and played prominent role in the fighting in this part of Cheshire.

Opening times
2009 Open Dates
1 Apr-30 Sep Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun 10am-6pm
1 Oct-31 Mar Thursday - Monday 10am-4pm
24-26 Dec and 1 Jan Closed

Cost
Adult See Website
Children (5-15 years) See Website
Children (under 5) / Members / OVP See Website
Concession See Website
Group Discounts Available
English Heritage Members Free - Join English Heritage
Located 11 miles SE of Chester on a minor road off A49 (OS Map 117; ref SJ 537593)
Tourist Information Chester 01244 412 111
Bus : Arriva Bus 84 Chester to Crewe. Nearest stop Tarporley 2 miles walk from the village to the castle
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/serviceInformation.aspx?id=3686
Train Access : Chester 10 miles
Cycle Routes : Find the site on the National Cycle Network
Telephone:01829 260464

Facilities
Parking Pay & Display
Dogs Welcome
Shop
Picinics Welcome
Exhibition
Toilets

The Main Entrance
Beeston Castle

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Ticket Office / Shop / Museum / Toilets.
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A model of the castle in the museum.
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There is a Civil War display in the Ticket Office museum.
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The path to the castle is a steep climb.
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The outer bailey.
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The Inner bailey.
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A ditch has been cut from the bed rock.
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Not much is left of the castle. But there are spectacular views of Cheshire.
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Inner Bailey gatehouse.
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Castle remains.
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The old well.
Beeston Castle - all is well that ends well

Events


http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/beeston
Medieval Knight's Tournament
Beeston Castle Cheshire
01829 260 464
30th - 31st July 2016
Skirmishes and Medieval Encampment

Public Transport

Arriva 84 Service, Get off at Tarporley and it is a two and half mile walk.

http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/serviceInformation.aspx?id=3686

The Shady Oak

Bate's Mill Lane Tiverton Tarporley CW6 9UE 01829 73 0718
www.theshadyoakpubcampsite.co.uk
info@shadyoak.co.uk
With stunning views of nearby Beeston Castle, The Shady Oak is one of Cheshire's best known and much-loved country pubs. The Shady Oak pub is very close to the Shropshire Union Canal, a mile from Beeston Castle and only 7 miles from Chester. Visit us and discover our delicious food.
Caravans & Camp Site - With excellent facilities available and awesome views of Beeston Castle, Peckforton Castle and the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, The Shady Oak is a perfect camping location.

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