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Out and About on The Sandstone Ridge


Many of the venues across the Sandstone Ridge are now open, no more so than at the Roundhouse, Beeston Castle.

If you have yet to visit both the Roundhouse and the Castle on the Ridge, then you are in for a unique experience.

Beeston's prehistoric past has been brought to life with a project which sought to reconnect this location with the individuals who once lived and worked there during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

Constructed on top of prehistoric earthworks, Beeston Castle has been occupied and used by its local community for over 4,000 years. Previous archaeology has shown that Beeston has been a settlement since at least the Neolithic period (c3,000BC) and, discovered bronze objects, suggest that it was also an important metalworking site. Such finds have informed the way in which the Roundhouse has been re-constructed.

Immerse yourself in this quite remarkable learning experience and then climb up to the Castle which commands the most spectacular views of the Sandstone Ridge landscape.

Take a look at this English Heritage drone footage before you plan your visit CLICK HERE — just skip the ad.

  • Beeston Castle's interior spaces are open, in line with government guidelines, including the Roundhouse and the shop.
  • Face coverings are required within all of interior spaces.
  • Additional Covid-secure measures are in place including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers.