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In July we visited Beeston Castle which is an English Heritage site. It is a really excellent 11th century castle that dominates all the surrounding countryside and also has some woodland and caves to explore.


 
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  This is the view of the castle from our mooring, you can see why the location was chosen.   There is still quite a bit of the central castle remaining.  
 
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  This is the castle wall that runs round the whole of the area that would have been the castle village.   The moat is quite deep, hewn out of solid rock.  
 
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  There is a funky new bridge over the moat   From the top you can see all the way to Liverpool (our next stop)  
 
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  One of the gate towers still stand.   But most of the inner castle is in ruins, so tourists can perch on top.  
 
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  The woodland walk has a number of willow sculptures that peep out from the greenery.   And you can look back up to the castle to see the walls you won't scale.  
 
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  Our mooring was very good, only sharing with one other quiet boat.