SJ5359 : Below Beeston Castle

taken 1 month ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

Below Beeston Castle
Below Beeston Castle
Immediately inside the castle gateway is this area laid out for picnics and relaxation. This is before visitors embark on the steep climb to the castle itself.
Beeston Castle
Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle. It was built in the early thirteenth century and it was kept in good repair until the 16th century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into service during the English Civil War. The castle was partly demolished in 1646, on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, to prevent its further use as a stronghold..

A lodge house, with circular towers either side of a central archway was built in the 19th century, and is now the visitor centre.

The castle is a Grade I listed building, and the lodge is Grade II listed
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5395 5906 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6024N 2:41.3783W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5399 5908
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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