Days Out in the North West

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

With spectacular scenery, commanding castles, a Roman Wall and fascinating historical sites, the North West of England offers great days out for all the family this season.

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Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Cheshire

If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Cumbria

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored.

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Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Cumbria

Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.

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Furness Abbey
Furness Abbey

Cumbria

The remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, ornately decorated chapter house and cloister buildings.

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Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory

Cumbria

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.

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Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle

Cumbria

In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century.

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Events : North West

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Carlisle Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Medieval St George's Day
Venue: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Sat 26 and Sun 27 Apr 2014

Discover the legend of St George, patron saint of both England and soldiers, as his story is brought to life in the castle grounds.

Powering Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, Cumbria
Date: Tue 29 Apr

Join our experts at Stott Park Bobbin Mill for a look at the working behind the Mill. See the water turbine in action and walk up to see the water courses that would have generated the power for the Mill.

Hadrian's Wall Festival: Roman Food & Cooking
Venue: Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria
Date: Sat 24 May - Sun 01 Jun 2014

Birdoswald Roman Fort will become a centre of Roman food and cooking. Enjoy samples of food you never knew existed, tantalize your taste buds and pick up tips and traditions.

Warriors at Beeston
Venue: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Sun 25 & Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life as a 13th Century warrior as the Garrison set up camp at Beeston. Meet the mighty armoured soldiers as they train for war with spear, shield and bow!

Treasure Island
Venue: Beeston Castle, Cheshire
Date: Thu 28 Aug 2014

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story is brought to theatrical life by Rain or Shine in this new adaptation by James Reynard.

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