Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BEESTON CASTLE


BEESTON CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Built in 1220 on a rocky outcrop with precipices on three sides it is unusual in not having a keep. The inner bailey is protected by the gatehouse, two towers and a deep ditch dug out of solid rock. It was slighted in the Civil War and was then left to decay.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
1 mile west of the A49/A51 junction, south-east of Chester
CW6 9TX

 



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