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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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Lovely place to visit

I traveled with my mother to Berkeley Castle and had a wonderful time. I am not sure if we just got lucky or if it is normally this way, but it was not crowded at all on the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Byron Center, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I traveled with my mother to Berkeley Castle and had a wonderful time. I am not sure if we just got lucky or if it is normally this way, but it was not crowded at all on the day we visited. The castle itself had an intimate feel and we opted for the guided tour. I learned many interesting things... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On a VERY wet July Sunday we took advantage of the guided tour (free) around the castle. This was very informative and our guide, David, presented the information in an interesting way. Lots to see but we were not able to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor aspects due to the very English weather - that will have to wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Castle Visit Living close by, this was our first proper visit to the inside of the Castle, we had a guided tour which was absolutely excellent. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the family. A must if your in the area, but take advantage of the tour.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I are members of Historic Houses and always try to do one or two in the same area. We started off at Berkeley Castle and arrived just in time for the free guided tour and what a treat it was. Our guide David Shone was extremely informative and very funny. The tour took about 1 1/2 hours... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a very interesting day here. The castle itself was very interesting to explore, which we decided to do without joining the free guided talks. Every room had information sheets which was very helpful. We saw the Wolf Hall costumes on display. They were spectacular. We walked round the gardens which are very relaxing. The castle and grounds were... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a large group we have been visiting Historic Houses in England for 20 years. Our visit to Berkeley Castle was perfect. The Castle is so interesting, the tour was led by superb guides who told the story with humour and clarity. The sandwich lunch was fresh and tasty. And everything was offered with efficiency and kindliness. It is a... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I visited on our anniversary break as we were staying in a neighbouring village. We enjoyed our visit, there was free guided tours which is a nice touch, however we decided to have a look aroung on our own. There may not be as much to see as some other castles but it was beautiful and a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Today was our second visit to Berkeley Castle, the last time we visited was 2 years ago and it has changed a little since then. Entrance is now through the walled garden which was clearly signed however a delivery van had parked right in front of the sign so we spent a little while wandering around the car park before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We concluded that they must still live there as it seems to be an independent venue (not NT or EH) and is very well presented. We most enjoyed the butterfly house! So many pretty species!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a really good trip out. The admission price is a very reasonable £10 for an adult. The ticket price includes a visit to the Butterfly House and a guided tour which is very informative and highly recommended. So nice not to be scammed for additional charges! Children are made particularly welcome. The staff are very pleasant and friendly... More 

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

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