Berkeley Castle

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Berkeley Castle
4.5
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This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more than 850 years. It has been used a filming location for many period dramas, including the BBC's Wolf Hall, Galavant and The White Princess. 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, from Sunday until Wednesday each week. A visit to the Walled Garden Café is also a must! Please check our website for details open days and hours - we are always closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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carolyn
Banbury, UK54 contributions
Oct 2021
Halloween experience with children; absolutly top class, great fun, well worth going too. Highly recommend a day out at this venue.
Written October 25, 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Halloween event.
Written November 2, 2021
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NC0317
Leicestershire, UK26 contributions
Oct 2021
An excellent visit to this ancient castle lived in by members of the Berkeley family for hundreds of years. Our guide was very knowledgeable and put the information over in an engaging way. If you go, please do book the tour as it is well worth it. It was drizzly today so the grounds weren’t so well explored although we did manage to walk around the outside of the castle. Lunch in the yurt was great, doorstep sandwiches were delicious. Not many hot options, just pasties and sausage rolls but it really doesn't matter in such a charming setting. All of the staff were friendly and approachable. Jenner’s house and church not open due to Covid restrictions. Lots of special events to go along to if you look at the website.
Written October 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
Written October 26, 2021
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418amylw
Gloucester, UK72 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Beautiful castle with stunning grounds. Took the guided tour which was fantastic. Just over an hour and a bargain at an extra £1.50! Very interesting tour at a good pace. Highly recommend
Written October 19, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your guided tour.
Written October 26, 2021
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Jacqueline B
Bedford, UK184 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic castle to visit amazing lots of rooms to wander around, we visited after going to Dr Jenner"s House as they are both in the same grounds.

We had booked tickets online parked in the car park, lots of space, it was a wet windy day a little walk ti get to the castle courtyard,.

A good couple of hours well spent
Written October 14, 2021
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Thank you for your very kind review of your recent visit. We hope to welcome you back to the Castle again soon.
Written October 26, 2021
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AMB Surrey
11 contributions
Oct 2021
An amazing castle with such an interesting history and lots to see, including lovely gardens and beautiful views. The rooms had lots of interesting things in. We did a tour led by Jane H and it was great! She was so knowledgeable and made it even more interesting. Well worth a visit.
Written October 4, 2021
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Thank you for wiring such a lovely review. We will pass on your kind words to your guide, Jane.
Written October 7, 2021
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Dfamily999
Northamptonshire, UK35 contributions
Sep 2021
We were unsure about doing the guided tour , we usually prefer to explore without a guide , but were so pleased we went for it. The castle is a wonderful place to visit and our guide , Catherine , was excellent from start to finish . Her energy , knowledge , and love for the place really brought the history to life . All of the staff we dealt with were very friendly and really made us feel welcome . It is great that you can go around the castle as many times as you wish during your visit , and explore the lovely gardens . A really enjoyable day out .
Written September 23, 2021
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We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your guided tour. We will pass on your lovely message to Catherine.
Written October 7, 2021
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Duk1
Manchester, UK25 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A visit to this castle is a really good day out. It has a long and fascinating history and the guided tours are excellent and highly recommended. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and really brought the castle's past to life.

We feel it's one of the most interesting castles we've ever visited. So it's good value for money.
Written September 15, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that Berkeley Castle is one of the most interesting castle's you have visited!
Written September 17, 2021
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK673 contributions
Sep 2021
The castle is very impressive and the interiors are stuffed full of paintings and other incredible objects. The history of the of the previous occupants are linked to all sorts of parts of English and british history. The place is lovely and some amazing gardens as well. a place which well worth the visit.
Written September 14, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Written September 17, 2021
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,359 contributions
Sep 2021
Came here last week with my partner and had a very enjoyable visit. It was a glorious, sunny day so we took our time to wander the grounds and sat for a while by the lily pond. Inside the castle there was plenty to see and so much history, with plenty of facts and information. We spent well over two hours here before having a late lunch at the tea place just outside and a quick wander around the garden there. Jenner’s house is next door (but you need to book in advance at least a day before, so, unfortunately we could not visit). Worth noting that if you gift aid when you purchase your castle tickets you are given a pass for free admission valid for 12 months (although not sure we will be travelling in that direction again).
Written September 13, 2021
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Thank you for your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back with your free pass in the coming year.
Written September 17, 2021
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Lewis family
Gloucester, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic day at Berkeley Castle for their jousting and Tudor event. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming, and the events themselves were super organised and fun. King Henry the Eighth and his six wives were fantastic, and their show was both funny and informative for children and adults alike. The jousting area had ample space to get a good view and got great crowd participation. The castle and grounds themselves were immaculate, and everything from the clean toilet facitilites to the amount of people let in the grounds felt very covid safe. A great fun day out for any age group - can't wait to come again.
Written August 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your visit to the castle. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our bank holiday weekend. We hope we can welcome you back to the castle again soon.
Written September 1, 2021
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