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Stuart C wrote a review Dec 2020
Rayleigh, United Kingdom2,919 contributions322 helpful votes
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At the moment you have to pre book to visit. There is a car park opposite the entrance. The entrance has a ticket office, shop and toilets. A member of staff checked the booking and gave directions around the castle. To get to the castle you have to walk up to the top of the hill, it’s a really lovely walk that just gets better and better as you get to the top. There is an impressive entrance to the castle with a modern bridge across the moat. From the castle you can see all the way across the Cheshire countryside. The views are stunning. On the way back down there is a replica Iron Age house with a guide telling you all about it. Back down at the entrance you can walk across to a series of caves (you can’t go in because of the resident protected bats). History aside this is a lovely place for a walk with stunning views.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Wayne & Pippa A wrote a review Nov 2020
Crewe, United Kingdom65 contributions66 helpful votes
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It has been a while since we visited, but what a difference a few years has made. English Heritage has made big differences, the Round House was amazing, educational site for children and schools. The scenery never fails to be amazing, but due to Covid it was quieter than usual and therefore fantastic photo opportunities. Great exercise.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Anna T wrote a review Nov 2020
Nantwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just a caution to dog owners the volunteers at this site are really enforcing the dogs on lead rule (our dog had of course been on lead at the castle but had been off lead on the woodland walk). The volunteer took our names & said we would be banned from the site if we were repeat offenders. On a prior visit our dog has actually been photographed off lead on the woodland walk by the English Heritage for a 'day's out with your dog' feature for their website, so this has not been an issue previously. However, totally understand enforcing the rule if they've had issues with irresponsible dog owners but putting the odd bin around the site might help. We stopped for a coffee at a bench near the castle & were surrounded by rubbish (tub of chewing gum, kids drinks bottles, chocolate wrappers etc) so it's not just as issue with dogs. Good couple of hours out but if your looking to give your dog a good walk/explore I would go elsewhere.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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jackie_rogers59 wrote a review Nov 2020
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom555 contributions188 helpful votes
Great views but a steep walk to the top. Good walk on grass if no mobility problems. The woodland walk is worth doing. Very peaceful and at this time of the year great autumnal colours. Good café with take out hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks. No inside eating area but pleanty of tables and chairs for a fine day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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brian-lfc75 wrote a review Nov 2020
Liverpool245 contributions107 helpful votes
Views are amazing, one of the finest I've seen, we went on Halloween and I must say the actors were amazing, witch trial story's and very enchanting from the night gardener, both were brilliant with the children, the castle and grounds are very interesting and the lady at the stone age round house, lovely cafe with lots of outdoor covid safe seating area
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Date of experience: October 2020
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