Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley, Cheshire, fits the bill perfectly. It is also known as the the formidable ‘Castle of the Rock’. Climb to the top of this impressive crag with incredible views over eight counties, from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains.
But that’s not the only reason why Beeston Castle is one of the best-loved visitor attractions in Cheshire. There are beautiful woodlands to explore around the castle, with wildlife trails for the children to follow, and even the chance to find the lost treasure of Richard II.
A fantastic day out awaits at Beeston Castle & Woodland Park. A paradise for walkers, nature lovers and adventurous children, there are over 40 acres of woodland to explore, plus the castle ruins and family friendly exhibition.
Legend has it that Beeston still guards King Richard II’s lost treasure – maybe your family can find it? An exciting exhibition details the secrets of 4,000 years of Beeston Castle’s history, from Bronze Age settlement to Iron Age hill fort, the Castle itself was begun in 1225.
Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire - CW6 9TX
Pay and Display car park (not operated by English Heritage). Entrance is located 10 metres across road from the site. Approx 100 parking spaces (more on event days). There is a parking charge of £3.00 (please ensure you have the correct change). This charge may vary on event days.
Whitegate Travel, A51 to Brassey Green (then 1 1/2 mile walk), Peter Evans Coaches C88 to Tiverton (then 1 1/2 mile walk), Arriva 84 to Tarporley (then 2 1/2 mile walk)
Located 11 miles SE of Chester, on minor road off A49
Chester 10 miles