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Berkeley Castle

Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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went on a Saturday and castle was closed!

terribly disappointed when we got to the parking lot to find the castle was not opened. we were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
520janelleg
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Salinas, California
Beware FILMING

Prepared to adjust to some filming but reality was we and our guide were stopped frequently for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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. 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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  • Average4%
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“guided tour” (108 reviews)
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Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
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+44 1453 810303
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"butterfly house"
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"guided tour"
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"wedding venue"
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"english history"
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"edward ii"
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"quail"
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"steeped in history"
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"family home"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

terribly disappointed when we got to the parking lot to find the castle was not opened. we were with our friends from wales who had driven us there. they too had never heard of a castle being closed on a saturday

Thank 520janelleg
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Prepared to adjust to some filming but reality was we and our guide were stopped frequently for quiet as filming was taking place. The tour was as a result extra long and several rooms were not available to see. The brochure and web site says...More

Thank carolynwJ2498MH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely castle . We went there for a wedding and it was beautiful . Lovely views , excellent for the wedding photographs .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab day out and although there was a film production team there it added to the day! You don’t get to see many castles in the UK with extras for an upcoming film dressed for the time period - yes there was disruption to the...More

Thank kerri_jo2003
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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much, it means so much to the team here at Berkeley Castle to read that the recent filming project added to your day. As I'm sure you can appreciate, our staff are presented with many challenges whilst filming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my girlfriend and her mother went for a day trip to Berkeley Castle and overall found it very enjoyable. We got to see most of the castle and although there was a film crew around it added an air of mystery and was all...More

1  Thank Luke E
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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank so much for your positive and understanding review Luke. It's very reassuring to read that the filming actually enhanced your visit to Berkeley Castle. As you mentioned we do try to explain what's happening whilst visitors are here and most people are fascinated by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I echo the comments made by Sarah197832 in her review. I won’t repeat everything as Sarah has got everything correct but the response by castle Management is about as arrogant as it gets, they basically let the film crew run riot controlling the castle and...More

Thank Findaspot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told as we paid our entrance fee that filming of a movie would be taking place in the grounds and castle during our visit. This was also stated on the board outside the entrance. Not being in the movie business or having any...More

6  Thank sarah197832
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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so sorry to read how your visit to Berkeley Castle was ruined by the filming that was taking place here. I'm extremely grateful that you've taken the time to detail the experience you had. We genuinely did not expect the Castle to be affected...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable few hours spent in the castle and grounds. Even if you're not particularly interested in English history you will find the guided tour fascinating. This medieval castle is in really good condition and full of surprises.

Thank StuThomas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent day here yesterday. Lovely place. Good car parking, toilet facilities inc baby changing and friendly staff. Yurt tea room was lovely with the most incredible cake selection. I tried the dark chocolate and sea salt brownie which was absolutely delicious. The castle...More

2  Thank BecciT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day at the castle. Picnic, quiz, music, butterflies and heaps of fun. The guides were so helpful.... great with the girls. Joining in with the music made their day.... and ours. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank maureen p
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Guest B
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Unfortunately access to the upstairs rooms of the Castle is limited due to the number of steps to get to that area. We do have lots of seats dotted around for people to rest though.
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Bren H
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
No, Berkeley Castle is privately owned, it's not part of the National Trust group of properties.
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August 19, 2016|
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Response from April M | Reviewed this property |
From the webpage for Berkeley Castle: Dogs Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs. We also respectfully ask that you do not leave pets unattended in vehicles in the car park as there is limited shade in... More
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