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Berkeley Castle

Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
Phone Number: (44) 1453 810332
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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ESSEX
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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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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
24 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Merton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You can go around the castle on your own but would suggest to view it at its very best you go on one of their free guided tours

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

Good advice! Our guided tours are very popular and really bring Berkeley Castle to life! Thank you for posting a review. More 

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