Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Things to see and do

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    General Safety Information

Beeston Castle

The Castle

Climb to the top of the castle and peer down into the spiralling well below.

This is one of the deepest castle wells in England, steeped in legend as the hiding place of Richard II's lost treasure.

Thought to be buried here in 1399, the treasure has been missing for centuries despite many attempts to find it.

Woodland walk

Enchanting Woodland

Enjoy the fresh air as you wander along the winding woodland paths surrounding the castle. The beautiful habitat and surrounding Cheshire landscape is a paradise for walkers and nature lovers.

Beeston is home to a wide variety of wildlife from foxes, rabbits and bats to buzzards and even peregrine falcons.

Beeston Castle exhibition

Exhibition

Re-live 4,000 years of history as you explore the fascinating 'Castle of the Rock' exhibition.

Travel through time from the Bronze Age to Beeston's glory days as a medieval fortress to its ultimate decline in the Civil War.

What we see today is a picturesque ruin of a once formidable castle as captured by Turner in his 1809 painting.

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