Beeston Castle, or Castle of the Rock’ offers a great day out for all the family. From its spectacular views across the Cheshire plain, covering eight counties, to it’s history and woodland walks, this medieval castle really is a hidden gem.
Built in the 1220s, the castle has banks and ditches of an Iron Age hillfort, an imposing gatehouse, wooden bridge over an impressive ditch and one of the deepest castle wells in England. Plus it’s set in a 40 acre woodland park, with pathways, caves and picnic opportunities around every corner.
The Sandstone Café
Things to note:
- Prices: Adults: £7.50, Children £4.50 (5-17 yrs), Concessions £6.80, Family ticket: £19.50 (2 adults and 3 children)
- Opening times: Please check the English Heritage website for details.
- Due to the steepness of the site, Beeston Castle isn’t recommended for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
- Keep younger children close as there are some large drop offs throughout the castle
- Throughout the year there are numerous family events held so do check the website for details. These range from living history encampments, outdoor theatres and family craft activities
- Car parking is available opposite the castle entrance at a cost of £3.00