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Berkeley Castle

Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
Phone Number: (44) 1453 810332
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more than 850 years and was...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more than 850 years and was recently featured on the BBC's 'Britain's Hidden Heritage' programme. It was the last place of residence of King Edward II, who was imprisoned in the castle and murdered within its walls.The Castle is open from Easter until the end of October. The Butterfly House reopens on 1 May, walk amongst the stunning butterflies. A visit to the Yurt Tearoom is also a must!Please check our website for open days and hours.

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Boerne, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Berkeley Castle, and the Church just a bit away. We just happened to arrive when a middle-school history teacher was taking his 30-35 member class on a tour of the fields and grounds outside and around the castle, so my nosy wife decided that we would join up, and listen, since she, too is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very disappointed. We researched this attraction and was looking forward to a visit. May return in the summer when it reopens

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear that we were closed when you came to visit Berkeley Castle. We actually close at the end of October, so would have been open in September and not closed as your headline suggests. It's great that you're hoping to visit us in the Summer of 2015, we reopen on Wednesday 1st April 2015, please see... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were fortunate enough to attend a wedding here on the 22nd November and all I can say is what an amazing setting for a wedding, the church was lovely but my feet didn't like the gravel paths from the coach drop off to the church and then down to the castle approach road from the church so flat shoes... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, we're so pleased that you enjoyed attending a wedding here at Berkeley Castle. The tour provided at weddings is an abridged version, so do try and come back to see more of us soon! We open again on 1 April 2015. More 

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Plenty of stairs so think about it if there are mobility issues but there is so much to see and of course the story of the death of King Edward. The guides are very good and the family still live there and are often about to talk to visitors

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review of Berkeley Castle. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We spent several days at Berkeley Castle with friends viewing it as a wedding venue and experiencing what it has to offer. The castle itself is amazing, the grounds are beautiful and in summer, it is a wonderful day out just to explore the gardens themselves. In Winter (when we also visited) you can still gauge the beauty of the... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Well what can I say?! Thank you very much - I've also passed your very kind comments on to Pippa & Jess, who will also be delighted! More 

Cardiff, UK
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233 reviews 233 reviews
25 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of Berkeley Castle, but why spend over 25, often tedious minutes in the entrance hall, and then almost gallop around the rest of the place? We think it might be a good idea if the family reviewed or wrote a new tour script so that it’s bouncy and interesting throughout, and then made sure that all... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your feedback too. It would be really helpful to know which guide took you on the tour of the Castle so that we can provide some direct feedback. Although all of our tours highlight the same incredible historical facts about the Castle; I hope you can appreciate that each of our guides has... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Beautiful castle and stunning rooms. Had a short tour as attending a wedding but the history of the place is incredible and will definitely visit again.

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed being a guest at a wedding here. It's great to read that you enjoyed the shortened version of the Castle tour and that you intend to return to see more of the Castle. We open again on 1st April 2015. Thank you for you review. More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a fabulous tour. Fascinating history from elizabeth 1st to sir Francis drake. Don't miss this house

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Another beautifully situated castle with a great history, including the murder of a king, Edward II. Fascinating as it all was, we came away feeling slightly disappointed, as you don't really get to see all that much of the place.

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you felt slightly disappointed when you left and that you didn't feel you saw that much of the place. I wonder if you opted not to join one of our guided tours and missed some parts of the Castle. I'm pleased that despite this, you found the Castle a fascinating place. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

£10 (or £8.50 concession in my case) well spent. The castle, and grounds around it, are beautifully kept. Our guide was a lovely man, who allowed photography where other (Lancaster) castles don't. It's pretty good, when you can see (up close) original portraits of Queen Bess, James I, etc., as well as lots of the old Berkeley family. There's the... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review. More 

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