Chester is one of the most beautiful cities in North West England. These are the must-see places to visit in the town! If you want to enjoy dramatic and memorable views, you’ll definitely want to visit the 4,000-year-old Beeston Castle. It’s located on top of a rocky crag and will give you breathtaking vistas that reach all the way to Wales (if you visit on a clear day). Don’t forget to explore the enchanting woodland surrounding the castle. For many this castle has the best view that a castle can have in England. It is that the Beeston Castle, an imposing mass of stone, rests majestically on a rocky promontory from which you have a wonderful view of eight counties and endless mountains. The castle is located in Beeston, Cheshire, a county in north-west England whose safe capital sounds to you: Chester. As an interesting fact, I tell you that the famous writer Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, was born in this county. Well, that in Beeston, then, and on a rock promontory that is 100 meters high, this castle was built. The defensive structure was built around 1200 by orders of the sixth Earl of Chester, Ranulf of Blondeville, upon his return from the Crusades, but it passed into the hands of Henry III in 1237 and remained in good hands and in good general condition until 16th century when it became clear that it no longer served military purposes well as its structure had become somewhat obsolete. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!