History in Cheshire

We've been exploring the history in Cheshire, which there is a lot of. However, that isn't unique to Cheshire, the UK is bursting to the brim with history. In this post, we'll tell you about a Castle, a Hall and a Folly:

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle was built in the 1220s, 800 years ago! I never used to care about things that were 800 years old, until I went to Australia where they considered 40 year old structure to be too old. So sorry if I bang on about it all the time. Anyway here is Beeston Castle:


Beeston Castle Cheshire

Needless to say the bridge is new, which is a shame in some ways as it ruins this photo, but great in others as I didn't fall to my death on an old rickety bridge.

Here's a photo of it where it's not ruined by modernity, it's just ruined by time

Beeston Castle Cheshire

If you're not interested in the history (understandable), then you must go for the views, they are very epic and very British:

Beeston Castle Cheshire

As for what's inside the castle, it's a lot of grass, not a lot of brick and a well that's 100 metres deep. Here are a couple of photos:

Beeston Castle Cheshire

Beeston Castle Cheshire



There is still one part of the castle that you can go into, it's so very cold! We were there in the middle of the day in spring and it was like stepping into an ice box, I guess if you go inside in the winter at night you just freeze to death! 

Beeston Castle Cheshire


 but wow what a view! 

Beeston Castle Cheshire

To the north you can just make out Liverpool, and in the West Wales. 
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Who said England wasn't pretty??! Well me, quite a lot, but I guess I proved myself wrong - ha. 

Beeston Castle Cheshire



Little Moreton Hall 
Welcome to Little Moreton Hall, no there's not a big storm on its way, that's just England: 

Little Moreton Hall

This house is very very old, the oldest parts dating 1504, and it leaaanns:

Little Moreton Hall

In through the main door leads you to this cute little courtyard:

Little Moreton Hall

They seemed to have kept the rooms as they were (really bare):

Little Moreton Hall


At the top of the house is a really long room, I think for dancing:

Little Moreton Hall

It had a really ornate ceiling:

Little Moreton Hall

Back to the bottom of the house, there are lots of fireplaces which, as should be the rule with fireplaces, you can stand in and feel really claustrophobic. You can't see anything at all, and I always think about the chimmeny sweep boys from the Victorian era who used to get stuck in there. That's got to be the worse:


Little Moreton Hall

Onto a lighter note, the gardens which are delightful!!:

Little Moreton Hall

I love a good tulip:
Little Moreton Hall

There are tulips all over at the moment, which is nice: 

Little Moreton Hall

Mow Cop Castle

 Mow Cop Castle is a folly very near to Little Moreton Hall, but I just found out that it's in Staffordshire not Cheshire.. Sorry Staffordshire, I'm not changing the title of this post now. Anyway here's your castle:

Mow Cop Castle

Mow Cop Castle


Built in 1754 as a summer house, it's called a folly because it's not a real castle - even though it looks like it is. 

You can walk right up to it, which gives you another fantastic view: 

Mow Cop Castle



I thought it was cute. 
Mow Cop Castle


So there you have it, a castle, a house and a folly. Britain is stuffed with history (and people) and would love to show you some :)


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