Former Castle AccommodationThe castle's story starts in 1840 when John Tollemache inherited 36.000 acres of land that included the villages of Peckforton and Beeston. Since then, the castle was used during World War II as a hostel for physically disabled children evacuated from London. Over the years, Peckforton Castle has been the ideal place for making movies. In 1989 the castle was transformed into a venue for business conferences and wedding receptions. In 2006, the Naylor family took ownership.