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Berkeley Castle

Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
(44) 1453 810332
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Lots to do here for all ages. All very well kept and very helpful staff and volunteers. There are worksheets for children which keeps their attention and an opportunity to take photos dressed as a king or queen. Very good local caterers serving food in the yurt and a super butterfly farm..... Most enjoyable for all.

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Stratford on Avon Warks
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Was much better than expected. Not a very large castle but quite unique. Warm atmosphere and lovely gardens. Saw more rooms than we expected. The butterfly house is small but pretty and is included in the entrance fee. This venue is well worth a visit. Do take the guided tour which is complimentary and explains very interesting details. The gentleman... More

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Ascot
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I've visited BC three times now, once in the 70's, again in the 80's & last week & couldn't remember much about the place so it was like a first time visit. The car park is where it's always been, quite close to the entrance so not a great deal of walking to gain entry. The Yurt restaurant is outside... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

£28 for family entry and the food during the day cost us £43, I have visited several times over the years but not in the last three years to see the sad changes. The lovely castle cafe has gone and the lovely gift shop has gone, replaced by a yurt cafe and shed shop away from the castle. The shop... More

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swansea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A chance visit en route home from blue Cotswold. The grounds were beautiful and varied with plants and flowers. The house was self informative and the options of guided tours for free was a good plus. The house has clearly been cared for with a passion for the house and it's history. The information of exhibits was in place enough... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

See other comments, this castle is off the M5/A38 both were closed or had serious roadworks creating 45 mile trip which should have taken about an hour, into a near 2 hour nightmare. Anyway well worth it once we got there, this was a first me and a follow up to Warwick castle for my granddaughter. The castle is situated... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

interesting half day out. beware its closed Thursday to Sunday, check the website. free tours run every half hour which are quite interesting. castle is very big so definitely not a ten minute job. full of. interesting things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is such a wonderful day out, with work sheets provided for the children which made the tour of this grand building so interesting for them . We also had lots of fun dressing up as kings and queens and taking photos. The views are beautiful up here as well. When we bought our tickets we were told they are... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited Berkley on a lovely Tuesday in July. The staff are very welcoming and the visit is well organised. Particular praise for our guide who was both interesting and charming, and kept quite a large group in order. The whole visit was a delight and well worth the entrance fee

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Castle tours, champagne and English-Caribbean catering with beautiful outdoor views and interiors, Berkeley Castle was the perfect wedding location.

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