Standing 107 meters above the Cheshire Plain, Beeston Castle was once a royal castle. While it sits in ruins today, the property, open to the public, offers dramatic views and boasts a rich history that dates all the way back to Ranulf de Blondeville, the 6th Earl of Chester.
The castle may be in ruins today, but archaeologists have found evidence of human activity on the site that dates all the way back to the Neolithic period (between 3500 and 2000 BC). Evidence of burial mounds and funerary material from the Bronze Age have also been discovered in lower areas of the crag. The evidence suggests that the area may have been a significant site for rituals.
Other excavated objects, including crucibles and moulds used for smelting suggest that the castle site was once a hub for metalworking.