Beeston Castle in Cheshire has seen a lot over the centuries. In the Bronze Age, the craggy hill-top site was used as a metal works. In the Iron Age, an immense fortress was erected and in the 19th century, an insatiably rich Victorian gentlemen filled its grounds with kangaroos! Unfortunately if you're planning on paying Beeston Castle a visit in 2013, you won't find any marsupials, or angry Iron Age warriors for that matter. But what you will find is a staggeringly beautiful ruin boasting over 5,000 years of history, encased in over 40 acres of rich natural woodland. Do you really need a better reason to visit Beeston Castle on your next cottage holiday?
The Best Days Out Begin at Beeston Castle!
Labelled 'Castle of the Rock' for a millennia, visitors to Beeston Castle and it's adjoining woodland park can expect overwhelming views from the top of the castle's stony plateau. It's been said that on the clearest days, the view from the inner bailey of Beeston offers views over 8 counties, all the way from the Welsh mountains to the lofty Pennines. So if you want to experience this awe-inspiring view for yourself, book one of our Cheshire holiday cottages near Beeston Castle, and look forward to a memorable day at this captivating English Heritage site!
So if you're struggling for ideas of where to take the kids on your next cottage holiday in Cheshire, why not consider a day trip to Beeston Castle. With its interactive displays, rugged backdrop and enchanting woodlands, nothing is more likely to capture a child's imagination than this romantic and ancient ruin. Climb the ramp up to the imposing inner bailey and search for the lost treasures of King Richard II behind the heavy stone walls. Delve into the primordial woodlands and follow the trail of some of Cheshire's most majestic wildlife. Absorb over 5,000 years of murky history at the 'Castle of the Rock' exhibition, and relax on the castle green with an ice cream before returning to your cosy Cheshire cottage.
Beeston Castle Opening Times
The English Heritage site is open 10am-6pm daily, so book your holiday cottage near Beeston Castle today!