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Trains to Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle’s nearest station is Chester, which is 14 miles to its west. Chester station operates regular services to and from Cardiff Central, Liverpool Central, Llandudno, Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston. It is possible to reach the castle from the station by bus, but the easiest option is a taxi which should take around twenty minutes. There is a taxi rank immediately outside Chester station, prices to the castle vary between £15 and £30.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Ticket collection times are: Mon-Fri 05:30-00:30, Sat 05:30-00:30, Sun 07:45-23:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 23:00
Saturday 06:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:30 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
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Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Public House/Bar
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameChester East Chester West
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces236
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces76
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in the concourse
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle Storage is located behind the buffet on the main concourse.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

About Beeston Castle

Naturally, the first port of call is the castle itself, high up on a rocky crag and surrounded by the  stunning Cheshire countryside – you might even be able to see out to the Welsh mountains. While you’re up there, be sure to peer down the castle well, one of the deepest in England and said to be the hiding place of Richard II’s long lost treasure.

Next up, go for a wander around the beautiful woodland which sits under the watchful gaze of the castle above. The Cheshire countryside is some of the most beautiful in the country and serves up countless footpaths and trails for entry-level ramblers and hardened walkers alike. Keep your eyes peeled for the woodland inhabitants, from foxes and rabbits to bats and buzzards.

If all that fresh air has left you feeling peckish, head on over to The Sandstone Cafe, and tuck into one of their famous bacon sandwiches while you gaze down on the beautiful landscape below.

Finally, no trip to Beeston Castle is complete without popping into its exhibition centre, which charts the castles four-thousand year history from its Bronze Age glory to its civil war decline.

Departures and arrivals from Chester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterMerseyrail05:557BOn time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales06:083AOn time
to ChesterMerseyrail06:257BOn time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales06:431On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:515On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MoorfieldsMerseyrail06:317BOn time
from CreweTransport for Wales06:473On time
from HootonMerseyrail07:017BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail07:317BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail08:017BOn time
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