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Best Castles within an hour drive of Manchester

Looking for a great day out visitng a Castle? If you live in the North West – here are some great Castles you can visit with the kids withing an hour drive of Manchester.

These castles can be a great day out with the family – ranging from simple medieval ruins to massive country estates which are still in use. Take a look at our top list of Castles for family days out in the North West.

Peveril Castle in the Peak District

Peveril Castle is an English Heritage venue, which means if you are an English Heritage member you get free access. It is a ruined medieval castle which overlooks Castleton Village in the Peak District. The Castle is mentioned in the Doomsday survey. They have a number of activities later in the year. Find out more about Perveril Castle here

mow cop castle cheshireMow Cop Castle Cheshire

Located in the village of Mow Cop. There are stories this castle dated back to Roman times as there is some local evidence of Roman occupation. However it is more likely Mow Cop Castle was built as a summerhouse in 1754 for Randal Wilbraham the local Lord of the Manor. Currently it is a National Trust site, you can find out more here

Clitheroe Castle

The musuem here recently had a full makeover, to is really worth a day out. If you want to explore a castle, Clitheroe Castle is located high on the hill. There are admission charges for this castle,  Find out more about Clitheroe Castle Here

beeston Beeston Castle Cheshire

Based above the Cheshire Plain located in Beeston this is a wonderful castle to visit. Another English heritage property that is well worth a visit.

There are lots of different events including Jousting days, and more. Great Castle to visit for a great adventure for your little ones. Find out more here



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