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Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9PJ, England
Phone Number: 441453810303
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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.

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.

The Butterfly House is open from the beginning of May until the end of September from Sunday to Wednesday, walk amongst the stunning butterflies and tropical plants.

A visit to the Yurt Tearoom 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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We came in September. It was a beautiful day! When we payed it would have be nice to have been asked if we were tax payers as that would have gained us entrance free for a year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in September. It was a beautiful day! When we payed it would have be nice to have been asked if we were tax payers as that would have gained us entrance free for a year. The house itself is beautiful and there were plenty of people to ask questions.it would have be great if the entrance fee included... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit. Guides very knowledgeable. Exhibits well presented. The Alchemist area was most excellent for children.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Yurt before visiting Berkeley Castle, Loveley sandwiches and more than we could have expected. Will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had our July wedding reception in Berkeley Castle and the grounds, and we honestly cannot express how fantastic this venue is for couples getting hitched! From the start we were assigned a wedding co-ordinator, Immy, who couldn't have done more for us. From answering a million silly questions, to sourcing wedding 'props' we could buy online, we felt... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the massive disruption to the castle we managed to see most of it and discover some of the great history. The actors in full costume added to the visit

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given vouchers for the afternoon tea experience and we're not disappointed. Tea and a plethora of cakes and a roaring fire in a baronial hall, what's not to like!

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South Gloucestershire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Berkley Castle many times, but this year we went in the summer with our grandson. The Castle caters for small children and luckily there was a lady story teller in the great hall. Children and adults alike sat on cushions and joined in the fun. The butterfly house is another great attraction for young and old.... More 

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is a fascinating place to visit and our guide Jane was excellent. She provided the insights into the castle that only a well trained guide can, but added a very personal presentation. The cafe provides excellent food at very reasonable prices. A great effort was made to engage children (it was half term and halloween when we were... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Castle whilst staying in the local area. It was a brilliant day out, full of history and so very interesting. We agree audio recordings would enhance the visit but nevertheless, this family Castle was steeped in history and artefacts. Added to the visit was the excitement of a film crew there filming The White Princess. This really... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We visited the castle whilst staying in the area.When I visit these historic places I prefer to be supplied with the audio equipment. There were guides but we like to do it alone. We bought. a book and found the castle really interesting. It was decorated for autumn and there were autumn fruits and flowers in corners and fireplaces very... More 

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