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Beeston Castle

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Very steep climbs

We unfortunately arrived only half an hour before closing time, as we had been walking the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gill A
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
If you want history on draught - this has to be a contender

With a history that starts in the Bronze Age and goes through to the Victorian period, this is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Beeston Castle Chapel Lane, Beeston CW6 9TX, England
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All reviews english heritage steep climb woodland walk car park views are amazing cheshire plains re enactment welsh mountains ticket office worth the effort sandstone trail sunny day mobility problems well worth the trip civil war lovely grounds entry fee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We unfortunately arrived only half an hour before closing time, as we had been walking the Sandstone Trail. It was a very steep walk up to the castle, followed by a very steep slope on the moat bridge to get inside. Good views from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£22.50 for 3 to visit - car parking is charged too! Once there it is a hill with some ruins on the top and a fairly average view of the area. Not as spectacular as caergwrle castle or helsby hill (which are both free to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a history that starts in the Bronze Age and goes through to the Victorian period, this is a treasure. Its ruins are poorly preserved but they are set in beautiful surroundings with panoramic views and the acreage to explore is vast (including a visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family over from New Zealand. When my children were young we used to visit most weekends, so this was a reminiscence. It’s now English Heratage. Thought is to be a bit expensive having to pay for the car park as well and enterance charges. Needs...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mags2hoots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walks round the whole site. Worth taking the woodland walk around the base area of the castle. Lovely woodland and wildlife. Picturesque and peaceful. Castle itself is amazing. Very steep climb so wear suitable footwear. Also arched bridge into castle steep and could become...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Beeston Castle is a family favourite every time we visit the UK from New Zealand. Spectacular setting and the quintessential English countryside views are fabulous. Today, as well as walking up to the castle, we did the Woodland Track which circumvents the base of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I visited Beeston Castle on a sunny winters day in November with my family. The castle itself was very impressive and had wonderful countryside views. However, the cost of entry, car parking fees and the lack of historic information boards at the castle/caves makes this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beeston Castle is ideal for an invigorating walk. The ruins are situated on top of a hill and getting to them takes you up a path through pretty woodland. The views from the top are quite spectacular and it's easy to see why a castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tonbridge-Mark
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Visited on a clear October day. The castle ruins hold a very prominent position so views 360degree. Did a woodland walk which took in the bat caves. A good morning out. Visitor information helpful. Toilets and a cafe,but no inside seating. Glad the sun was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Justina C
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I love castles and I enjoyed this one too. However, I was astounded that there was not a single information board on the site. As the castle is a total ruin, a lot of imagination is needed - some information boards would therefore have helped....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Neil R | Reviewed this property |
Facilities are good but getting around the grounds of the castle in a wheelchair could prove to be difficult. It is very steep.
Lauren H
9 May 2016|
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Response from 654lesleyh | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not. It's a very steep climb with uneven gravel, grass and steps. If I had a baby I would use a sling or back carrier or wait till child was 4 or 5 yrs.