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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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A great day out

Super castle - attractive, nice history, well preserved. Not open every day but the grounds are worth a visit, too

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Surrey, UK
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Surrey, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Super castle - attractive, nice history, well preserved. Not open every day but the grounds are worth a visit, too

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Freeland, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle on a sunny day in May and consider it excellent value for money because we spent the majority of the day here. Not only is there the castle to look around, but also there is the local church with its ancient burial grounds, and the butterfly house. Also there is the Dr. Jenner’s House museum that... More 

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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Would thoroughly recommend a visit to Berkeley Castle. There is an interesting introductory film available to watch at the entrance lodge and you can wander around on your own but it is far better to take the free guided tour which was very informative and given by a really excellent, friendly and considerate guide (Diana Merrett). We had time to... More 

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Brighton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent condition for age,free guided tours,good explanations in each room.interesting cafe(yurt),good directios to find the castle,good grounds

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a very good guided tour around the castle which we do recommend. Loved the great hall as it was certainly food for the imagination. The tour is a taster and we could go back to the places of interest. Car parking was straightforward . The Yurt was a relaxing place to go for a coffee. It was comfortable... More 

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Raglan, United Kingdom
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We chose to go on the guided tour of the castle and were amazed at how knowledgeable our guide was (I think her name was Diana Derrett) - she knew the history of the castle and its inhabitants in intricate detail, and was a mine of information throughout. I'm by no means a history buff but I found the story... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We attended a wedding here on Saturday. It is a beautiful castle with a lot of history but the scenery is fabulous. It made a wonder day even better with the scenery and grounds being perfect. The staff at the castle were very good and part of the wedding was that they gave us a tour of the castle and... More 

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barnoldswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Easy to find and good parking. Price includes the butterfly house which is in the entrance. It does get hot n the sun but well worth a visit. There are constant guided tours on offer and we were very pleased with our guide. We usually prefer to go it alone but he was very informative and amusing. There is a... More 

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bristol UK
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25 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Cannot recommend this venue for weddings enough, the venue is gorgeous, the grounds are to die for. The staff just amazing and the food 5 star. Such a beautiful day. Lots of fabulous memories made there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We only visited as it was nearby where we stayed for the night, and walking around a castle isn't usually my idea of a fun day out, but what a wonderful place to stumble across. We arrived early so we had 30 minutes before the castle opened in which we walked through the beautiful grounds. We the opted for the... More 

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