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Beeston Castle in Cheshire – More a Ruin than a Castle

By Saturday 21 April 2018Friends & Family, Happiness & Joy, History, Life
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Beeston Castle Gatehouse.

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:

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Beeston Castle has a small exhibition detailing its history.

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Beeston Castle exhibition display cabinet (1).

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Beeston Castle exhibition display cabinet (2).

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Ruins of a tower.

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The path up to the main ruin.

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The main ruin from a distance.

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The entrance to the main ruin (1).

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The entrance to the main ruin (2). From the bridge was a sheer drop of at least thirty feet.

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Me.

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Inside the main ruin (1).

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Inside the main ruin (2).

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Inside the main ruin (3).

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Inside the main ruin (4).

Essential Info

  • 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.

Blog soon,

Antony



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