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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.

We have now switched to our summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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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

Children's Warrior School
Venue: Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria
Date: Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

"Birdoswald is known for being a stronghold during Roman rule but did you know that its story also continues into the Dark Ages? Join us as we teach little warriors how to master the sword and defend themselves!

Clash of Knights
Venue: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, four teams of highly-skilled knights meet head-on with shield and club. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Let battle commence!

Castle Kings and Queens
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to King John, who visited the castle three times.

Stott Steam Weekend
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
Date: Sat 2 Aug - Sun 3 Aug

Every month we power up our steam engine for visitors to enjoy Stott Park Bobbin Mill in action.

Castle Kings and Queens
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Sat 09 & Sun 10 Aug 2014

This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to King Edward I.

Castle Kings and Queens
Venue: Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Date: Sat 16 & Sun 17 Aug 2014

This summer, meet the Kings and Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to Richard III and Queen Anne Neville.

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