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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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An amazing castle

I really enjoyed my visit to Berkeley Castle. We had our 18 month old daughter with us who loved sitting on all the 'seats' aka stairs, of which there were plenty. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to Berkeley Castle. We had our 18 month old daughter with us who loved sitting on all the 'seats' aka stairs, of which there were plenty. I particularly appreciated the way the interior was decorated which helped to provide insight and understanding as to how the spaces would be used. If you are in the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful day on Sunday 28th. Fabulous lunch in the yurt, great value for money. Cakes divine! Tour Guide Jane was terrific, most engaging & knowledgeable, great stuff!! Many thanks

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

went yesterday monday 29th june 2015..was very impressed with the castle and the grounds and enjoyed the informative guided tour..would highly recommend..

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lots to do, interesting, lots of walking. £10 to get in, picnic area inside the grounds. Includes visit to inside large greenhouses of Butterflies and money off to Jenners Museum house

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We know the castle pretty well - it's always delightful and evocative - but on Sunday the people from Tudor Dreams were there to make it really, really special. They processed gracefully around the castle led by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, remaining marvelously in character throughout. Their costumes were utterly spectacular and clearly made with great passion and a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had a trip to Berkley Castle with the family today. The Tudors were paying a visit also and how amazing did that make our trip, it completely brought history to life. Tudor Dreams Historical Costumier are a voluntary group who travel from essex,because they have a passion to teach youngsters about your heritage and history in a fun and factual... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The first thing is - it is still a family home and it feels like it - the same family for 900 years or so. Second is the guide we had was just superb and we "lived" the history and it was good to have a little historical rigour - it could be this or maybe that. Via Smallpox, Regicide,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Unfortunately I could not actually enter the castle buildings and could only photograph it from the road. It is not open on Thursdays. I have absolutely no doubt from other TripAdvisor reports that it is a worthwhile visit.

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

I'm so sorry that we weren't open when you came to visit us last Thursday. As you've probably gathered, we're open every week from Sunday through until Wednesday every week from Easter until the end of October. Thank you for your kind comments, I really hope that you manage to come back and visit us on a day when we're... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed a great day out here. A beautiful castle with lots of history. The staff were very helpful too. We took a picnic and sat in the grounds ...Beautiful. we visited the church too. A great day out -highly recommend. Thanks!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, it's lovely to read that you enjoyed your visit to Berkeley Castle. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A fabulous castle with a rich history - which you can appreciate so much more because unlike many it is not a ruin! A little expensive, but worth it when you see how much there is to be maintained. Good access to a bulk of the castle, with lots of information and guides who are really know their stuff. Never... More 

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

Thank you very much for a great review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and managed to see everything that we have to offer. You clearly understand the challenges that a historic building such as Berkeley Castle provides and how much there is to maintain. Our first priority is to offer our visitors a good value, multi-faceted day... More 

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Address: Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
Phone Number: (44) 1453 810332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Berkeley

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