|Earlier today my good friend Steve and I went to Beeston Castle and Woodland Park. The weather was glorious, sunshine, temperature in the high twenties and not a cloud in the sky.
Beeston Castle is more a ruin than a castle. The gatehouse is at the bottom of a hill and it houses a small gift shop. It’s a uphill walk to the main ruin of the castle, a walk that I felt in my legs and reminded my of how un-physically fit I am.
There was a St. George & The Dragon event on which was popular with families.
Here are some photos:
- Beeston Castle is ruins of a castle. It also has a woodland park to walk in.
- Recommended, but it is pricy for what it is.
- Admission Fee: Adult £7-9.
- Opening Times: To see Opening Times on English Heritage website click here.
- Parking: A paid carpark is opposite Beeston Castle’s Gatehouse.
- Caution: If your mobility is poor, this isn’t a great site for you to visit. It’s an uphill walk to the main ruin site.
- Has a small exhibition.
- Has a small gift shop.
I’ve wanted to visit Beeston Castle for a number of years and I’m glad I did, especially on such a lovely day. But because it’s more a ruin than a castle, I probably wont be going back any time soon.
Especially not when I have Rivington’s Lever Castle on my doorstep with no entry fee and beautiful woodland to walk in.