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Berkeley Castle

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Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
Phone Number: (44) 1453 810332
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Description: This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more...
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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Having visited Highclere castle the previous week, our expectations were not high, but this visit did not disappoint. The castle is a Motte and Bailey structure with later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Having visited Highclere castle the previous week, our expectations were not high, but this visit did not disappoint. The castle is a Motte and Bailey structure with later additions, and it's claim to fame is the imprisonment of Edward II and his subsequent death there. The entrance ticket includes a guided tour which was seriously good. Lasting about 90 minutes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Read so much about the murder of King Edward II, that I wanted to see where the deed was committed. Excellent visit, with an excellent guide. Plenty of history in the castle, still family owned. As a bonus as a railway fan, one of the nameplates of G.W.R. loco, of the same name is on view.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The murder of Edward 11 intrigued many - and that included us. The ghastly build up to this moment can easily be imagined, close to the dungeon nearby. But the castle has many other draws - great views from high level across the Gloucestershire scene. The Hall is a beautifully proportioned place. We were addressed by one guide and others... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A Castle full of interesting history. The original family still lives in it and they have been involved in a surprising number of events. Edward Jenner museum is on the doorstep and offers a reduced admission if you visit the Castle. Little for children to do.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First time visit for my daughter and I. Good value for the price and as we gave Gift Aid we can go back within a year for free. Some good displays to see and a couple of Easter hunts to keep my daughter busy, as well as a dress up area and an arts and craft area. We will be... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Although I live quite close by, I haven't been here before Easter Monday. They had plenty of little events during the day, many of which were ideal for kids, but the older folks had a good time too. I think I'll be back! The Yurt tearoom was quite busy, but the assistants were of good cheer and did a good... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we love it here and have visited several times over the years - it is a beautiful and ancient castle with lots of fascinating history - ie murder of a king ed II now interred in glos cathedral. has some fabulous family portraits, really lovely gardens. nothing is expensive here not the entry or refreshments. we cam when it wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Beautiful castle, absolutely swamped in history both British & family. We thoroughly enjoyed looking around. We decided to wait for the official tour, which was of no extra charge & we learnt loads. We spent a good few hours there! It's not buggy friendly though, so unless your little ones are confident walkers or you don't mind carrying them up... More 

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent tour of Castle, seeing genuine historical artefacts. Fabulous setting in quiet rural location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fascinating place with a history and a real feel of mediaeval England but with a thoroughly modern facility. Excellent guides...

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