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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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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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Spontaneous weekend trip

Having been keen to explore more of the historical sights of the South West, we popped along to Berkeley castle. The grounds are beautiful, the castle itself is highly decorated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
AJessicaRose
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Having been keen to explore more of the historical sights of the South West, we popped along to Berkeley castle. The grounds are beautiful, the castle itself is highly decorated and steeped in history, but the most impressive thing was probably the pedigree of the place. There have been many historical figures attached to the castle and coupled with fantastic... More 

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1 Thank AJessicaRose
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Enjoyed lovely tea in the yurt. The tour guide was great and made our visit interesting. Our friends have become members so will visit again. Are visiting DrJenners house next year.

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Thank Vanessa S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A lovely castle steeped in history. One of the best restored castles in the UK and definitely worth a trip. The staff couldn't be more helpful and we very much look forward to returning many times to plan our wedding for 2016.

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2 Thank TomChalk
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Beautiful venue for a wedding. Great service and food, very nice staff. We also had a tour of the castle. We had a wonderful time.

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2 Thank Hakan Y
Dymock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Spent a great evening at this castle which included a private tour. The visit bright back happy memories of past outings to this quintessential English castle. Well worth visiting, unless you were Edward 2nd!

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1 Thank David H
West Chiltington
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We travelled quite a distance to visit this castle but it was well worth it. The castle is a gem of an attraction and full of interesting features, and gives a good insight into life in that era.

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4 Thank Tony H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I last visited the castle in 1963 and little has changed other than the organisation. If you are able to gift paid your entrance fee you get another free visit within 12 months and also £1 off the entrance to Jenners Museum adjacent (unfortunately only open till the end of September) Do take the time to wait at the guides... More 

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1 Thank william g
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Defiantly worth a visit. Proper Medieval Castle. Amazing views Even my teenage boys liked it. Great Medieval hall and kitchen. Good cake in the coffee shop 😀

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Thank Lovelylurcher2000
Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Fascinating place with huge history which exceeded our expectations: i'll say no more, go and look. Well worth a trip and the £10/8.50(old git) entrance fee plus nice little cafe place in adjacent yert

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Thank Trevor S
Bristol
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We thought that the Castle tour was very good and informative. We were surprised at the number of rooms open to the public and the gardens are very pleasant.

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