Beeston Travel Guide

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Beeston Things to Do

  • Film and wedding venue

    The castle and the grounds, which includes its own chapel makes it an ideal and popular setting for weddings. The photots would look fantastic with this as a backdrop.If this castle loooks strangely familiar to you it could be you have seen it on TV! The castle has been used as a film location for the Patrick Bergen 'Robin Hood' movie, 'Sir Gawain...

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  • Peckforton Castle

    Just a couple of miles from Beeston castle is Peckforton castle, also on a rocky outcrop. It was built between 1844 - 1851 as a functional Victorian home with the style of a 12th Century castle. This castle is privately owned and is now a stylish hotel with function suites available for hire.This pic shows the imposing entrance - see next tip for...

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  • Inner Gatehouse

    There's a modern bridge leading to the inner gatehouse - even that is steep. Not sure there was meant to be a moat - its a sheer drop down the cliff below - perhaps it drew the enemies over the edge!

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  • Back where we started.....

    ..and all too soon we were back where we started, at the lower gatehouse which houses the museum and of course a gift shop!

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  • The path back

    Soon we were heading back down the path - we took one of the other paths, but they all look similar to this one. I imagine much of the Sandstone Trail (See Sports tip) looks like this too.

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  • playing about

    We saw young kids playing with their bows and arrows up here...as well as some older "kids2 having fun ;-))

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  • clambering about

    It can be a bit rocky at the top here, so sturdy shoes are advisable for the clambering about. This a well seen here in the pic,althought not the deep once mentioned earlier - there were not many reamins of that to be seen, certainly nothing worth taking a pic of anyway.

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  • What can you see

    Well what can you see from up here??Well here's a little diagram of whats on view around you, depending upon clear weather of course.

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  • Beeston Village

    Beeston is only a small rural village but it does have some lovely typical cheshire cottages like the ones in this pic - this is on the corner of the road which you need to take to reach Beeston Castle, the main attraction of the village.

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  • Lets go...

    Anyway enough of the museum , lets get out into the fresh air and climb up to the castle.Its a little steep but it only takes about 15 minutes to climb the hill and the views are worth it. There are two or three routes to take - two either side of the defence curtain wall and another up the middle...but they all soon arrive at the castle.Here we...

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  • Castle picture

    There are also lovely pictures of the castle in the museum. This one shows little change to how it is today...

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  • Castle museum

    Its worth spending a short time in the museum (situated in the gatehouse where you pay your entrance fee) It will give you information about the history of the castle, which stretches back to the Bronze age when it was a hill fort.There are some models of how the site looked in the iron age before the castle was built and this one when the castle...

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Beeston Off The Beaten Path

  • Other animals

    The farm has several other animals, such as goats and rabbits and alpacas (type of llama) - which the children enjoy seeing. A recent addition has been to provide rescue homes for several neglected owls.

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  • "Cow to Cone"

    A few miles from Beeston, down the country lanes is a popular kids attraction. Drumlan Hall Farm on Newton Lane, Tattenhall has this scrummy ice-cream farm. The ice cream is made with the milk from the herd of over 300 cows present on the farm, you can even watch them being milked before you sample some of their tasty ice-cream - hence the "cow to...

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  • Warning...

    don't take your ice-creams near the animals, especially the greedy goats. This little boy went to stroke the goat, who then licked his ice-cream, well his mum insisted that the goat could now finish it off!

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Beeston Favorites

  • Candle Ferris Wheel

    Look out tor the unique candle dipping Ferris wheel, built by a local craftman and standing over 30 feet high. Its probably the only one of its kiind in the country, may be the world!Unfortunately it was not in use the day we visited but there are plenty of photographs on the wall about it.

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  • Choosing Candls

    Of course you can buy candles ready made - the choice is endless and you can spend ages browsing in their shop deciding which candle to buy for those special friends ;-)Above the shop there are also activities for children wo like to paint models or holders for the candles they have just made.

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  • Candle Making

    Many chose two different colours for each candle and then had them twisted together at the end to form one large candle.

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