Beeston Castle & Woodland Park, one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England just outside Chester should be at the top of your list of places to go for a lovely family day out.
Perched on a rocky sandstone crag 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain and boasting spectacular views that on a clear day stretch from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains. Discover the castle's 4,000-year history and explore the 40-acre woodland park, there really is something for everyone to enjoy at Beeston Castle.
Climb to the top of the castle and peer down into the spiraling well below.
One of the deepest castle wells in England, it is steeped in legend as the hiding place of Richard II's lost treasure.
The treasure has been missing for centuries and is thought it was buried in the Castle well in 1399, however, despite many attempts to find it, it remains missing.
The beautiful habitat and surrounding Cheshire landscape is a paradise for walkers and nature lovers and perfect for spending time with your four-legged friend. Wander along the winding woodland pathways that surround the castle and breathe in the fresh air and spectacular surroundings.
Beeston Castle is home to a wide variety of wildlife from foxes, rabbits and bats to buzzards and even peregrine falcons.
Check the exciting events schedule via the 'Website' button above and always check for seasonal variations to the opening hours.