5 Castles In Liverpool You Must Visit For A Historical Day Tour!

Liverpool Castles

1. Leasowe Castle
2. Liverpool Castle
3. Halton Castle
4. Beeston Castle
5. Bodelwyddan Castle

Liverpool has the best castles which are perfect for exploring the culture and history of the city, with friends and families. All the castles have historical or educational value and are freely accessible at all times of the day. The Liverpool castles are beautiful lost landmarks that were built in Rivington, near Chorley, in 1912. These beautiful castles are made by the royal families in Liverpool which now stand as an affluent history of the United Kingdom.

Nevertheless, some of these ruins of the castles are the remains of citadels, and others have been converted into historic centers and hotels where visitors come and admire the old designs. These castles offer staggering views through their unique engineering, designs, and arts. If you love to know about history then these ancient palaces in Liverpool are the reasons to visit. You will find various medieval manors around Liverpool which you won’t be able to remain mesmerized after visiting here.

Here are some of the best Castles in Liverpool:

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Leasowe Castle

  • Leasowe Castle is one of the most magnificent Liverpool castles which was built in 1593 by Ferdinand, 5th Earl of Derby, second heir of England. 
  • This castle has served many Kings and individuals from the Stuart family.
  • There are 47 rooms in this Castle that is only a 15 minutes drive from the city. It offers stunning views of Moreton Bay. 
  • In 1982, this castle was restored and opened to the public as a hotel to stay. This place is a perfect place to enjoy your weekend in Liverpool.

Location: Moreton CH46 3RF, United Kingdom. It takes 15-20 minutes to visit. 

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Liverpool Castle

  • The Liverpool Castle was built around 1236-1267 between the area of James Street and Castle street. 
  • There were five large towers and a moat in Liverpool castle. King Edward II stayed at the castle in 1323.
  • There was a hidden tunnel leading down from the castle but now it runs along James street to the waterfront and is used as a Sewer.
  • The massive castle was built on the top of a plateau with a magnificent view of the Mersey River. The remains of the castle are a bronze plaque on the Victoria Monument in Derby Square.

Location: Derby Square, Rivington Lane Liverpool L2 1AB, UK. Timing to visit the castle is 10 am to 5 pm.

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Halton Castle

  • This ancient castle has a colorful history and is included in one of the most well-preserved castles in Liverpool which is located on top of Halton Hill.
  • Halton Castle was built around 1220 that served as a hunting lodge for many years during the reign of King Edward II. 
  • During the Civil war, this castle deteriorated after that it was seized twice and is now restored as a monument. The ruins of the castle have turned into a bar now where you can enjoy a mug of beer.

Location: Castle Rd, Runcorn WA7 2BE, UK and timings start from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Beeston Castle

  • Beeston Castle was constructed by the Sixth Earl of Derby after his arrival from the Crusades, during the 1220s. 
  • The remains of the Castle currently are the walls of the inward and external Bailey that include one of the most emotional and medieval castles in Liverpool. 
  • This Castle is situated above the Cheshire Plain, hence offering majestic views of the landscape. 
  • Visitors can walk around the ruins of the castle and learn about its rich history as well as its surrounding area by reading information boards.

Location: Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley CW6 9TX, UX and you can come here between 10 am to 6 pm.

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Bodelwyddan Castle

  • Bodelwyddan is a 15th-century villa that is considered one of the oldest castles in Liverpool. 
  • This castle is situated near the village of Bodelwyddan which was home to the Humphrey family for a long time. 
  • The castle has been restored into a museum now with a courtyard and the scenery looks stunning. You can see the stunning views of the landscape.
  • Travelers come here to appreciate the Welsh art displays and replicas of the WW1 trench.

Location: Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire LL18 5YA, United Kingdom, and the timings of the castle is from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The castle is closed from Mon-Tue. 

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People Also Ask About Liverpool

  1. Which are the top Castles in Liverpool?

    1. Liverpool Castle: Liverpool castle is one of the oldest castles in Liverpool which is located on the eastern bank of Lower Rivington Reservoir. One can reach the castle by following a 700-yard, tree-lined footpath that is a short picturesque walk. The ruins of this castle are a bronze plaque on the Victoria Monument in Derby Square.

    2. Chester Castle: Chester castle is located inside the city and is a historic castle of neo-classical architecture. This castle was built by Thomas Harrison in the time frame of 1788 to 1813. Now the castle is open to the public as a museum where they can learn about the historical background of the palace. Timings start from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm and close on Monday. 

    3. Leasowe Castle: Leasowe Castle was constructed by Ferdinand, in 1593. This castle has served many Kings including King William II and individuals from affluent families. 
    The castle is located in Moreton Bay and takes only 15 minutes to reach here. It is now a 4-star AA-rated hotel that has a stylish bar and tranquil garden where guests can relax. 

    4. Halton Castle: Halton Castle was built around the 1220s and now has been recorded in the National Heritage List for England. Halton Castle is located in the Liverpool city area which has many attractive features including Sally port, Guardrobe and Tower. It stands on a rocky hill that overlooks the River Mersey, a surviving Norman castle in Cheshire. 

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  2. What is the best time to explore Castles in Liverpool?

    The climate of the coastal city of Liverpool is temperate. If you come to see the majestic Liverpool castles then April to August are considered the best months to explore.To adore 18th-19th century marble statues in the Walker Art gallery sculpture hall then September-November is the perfect time to enjoy museums and galleries.
  3. What is special about Liverpool?

    Liverpool is a historical city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city highlights the rich history and culture of Europe. The behavior of the local inhabitants of this city is friendly and warmly welcome to their visitors who come to visit the city.

    It is a multicultural city that highlights the cultural richness and diversity of the UK. Liverpool was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. Liverpool castles are amazing ruin landmarks that encapsulate the rich history of the City.

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  4. How to reach Liverpool?

    1. By Air: John Lennon Airport of Liverpool is situated in the southern part of the city and has direct flight connections from the whole UK, and most parts of Europe.

    2. By Train: from Liverpool South Parkway Station, all the trains are direct and run to Liverpool city center. All the trains connect to the airport. Liverpool’s local railway consists of 3 major lines that are the Northern line, the City line, and the Wirral line. 

    3. By Road:  if you fly to Liverpool airport then on arrival, catch a bus from Speke, John Lennon Airport that takes about 12 minutes to reach Garston, Liverpool South Parkway after that catch a train to reach the City center. 

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  5. How long should one spend exploring castles in Liverpool?

    Liverpool Castles are built by the royal families of the United Kingdom which offers the affluent history of this wonderful city. These castles are national treasures that attract every visitor who comes here. If you’re planning to visit castles then you should spend your weekend exploring the castles. Each castle takes 15-20 minutes to visit so two days are enough to visit.
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