Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Welcome to Beeston Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Click here to book your visit.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • The castle - Beeston castle is open for you to enjoy.
  • Woodland walk - Our woodland walk is open to explore while keeping to social distancing rules. 
  • The roundhouse - The inside of the roundhouse won't be open for visitors but it can be viewed from the outside. 
  • Cafe - A kiosk will be open for food and drink. 
  • Our café is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Find out more here.
  • Exhibition -  The exhibition space remains closed
  • Shop – The shop will be open from 18 June offering a range of gifts and souvenirs. There will be a one-way system in place and we encourage contactless payment. You can also visit our online shop.
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn when buying in Beeston Castle's indoor shop and café and we recommend wearing them in all other indoor spaces. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.

     

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Beeston roundhouse

People have lived and worked at Beeston since prehistoric times and in the Bronze Ages it was an important defended settlement and metalworking centre. 

To help us tell the history of Beeston Castle, a replica Bronze Age roundhouse has been built using authentic tools and evidence from past archaeological digs plus the help of a dedicated team of 60 volunteers. The roundhouse is now open for all visitors to immerse themselves in all things Bronze Age. 

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Guidebook: Beeston Castle

Price: £3.50

 Timeline

Bronze Age (C 3500-2000 BC)Prehistoric Beeston

A bank is created at the base of the crag and the site attracts Bronze Age metalworkers.

Iron Age (C 1200-1 BC)Hillfort

The site is transformed into a substantial hillfort with earthwork defences.

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