Saturday, 16 April 2011

A view from Beeston Castle, Cheshire

Beeston Castle near Tarporley, Cheshire is perched on a rocky sandstone hill 500 feet above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in 1220 by the 6th Earl of Chester.

King Henry III took it over in 1237 and it was used in 1643 in the civil war.  In the 18th century it was used as a quarry.

Today it is preserved by English Heritage and makes a nice half day trip, with a visitor centre and plenty of atmosphere, giving great views across Cheshire.

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