Beeston Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Beeston Castle
Beeston was originally built as a bastion of power for the Earl Ranulf of Chester. As it’s a little-out-of the way, it was never a site of significant historical importance, but it’s steeped in persistent rumor – persuasive legends tell of the buried treasure of Richard II, who hid bags of gold somewhere on-site. The striking ruins of this 13th-century castle stand on a 500-foot high cliff of red sandstone, providing excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Attractions Near Beeston Castle
1.94km from Beeston Castle
The Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long-distance walks in North West England. It offers 34 miles/55 kilometers of superb, unbroken walking over some of the finest countrysides in Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Much of the route follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge but in places, the trail also passes through the Cheshire Plain, including farmland, woodland, and canal towpaths.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
6.75km from Beeston Castle
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is the only Shire Horse stud farm in the UK open to the public, with up to 30 shires to see during the stud season. As well as the fabulous Shire horses there is a selection of British animals and birdlife both wild and domesticated including rare breeds.
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
7.92km from Beeston Castle
Cholmondeley Castle is a country house in the civil parish of Cholmondeley, Cheshire, England. Together with its adjacent formal gardens, it is surrounded by parkland. Nestled within historic parkland our 70acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays through the seasons and are filled with color and botanical delights.
12.38km from Beeston Castle
Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a wood in the Cheshire West and Chester area of Cheshire, England, near the town of Frodsham. It includes 972 hectares (2,400 acres) of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland, making it the largest area of woodland in Cheshire. The name means "forest of the lakes".
12.64km from Beeston Castle
Blakemere Village is home to a unique collective of independent shops and activities, including segway and award-winning Birds of Prey experiences, a craft workshop, children’s trails, plus food and drink outlets, all set in the heart of Cheshire. Take a stroll through the nearby woodlands, enjoy the free outdoor adventure playpark or choose many daily activities including segway or the awe-inspiring Birds of Prey experiences.
Discover More Attractions in Cheshire, Home of Beeston Castle
Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.
Location of Beeston Castle
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