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Berkhamsted Castle

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Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle was built during the Norman conquest of England in 1066. In the 21st century it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nikolett089
Nice spot for a picnic

Was looking for something to do in the school hols. Decided to take the boys, dog and a picnic. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited here with two yougn children and there was plenty for the two kids to run around, walk through and see. Obviously the route up to the top of the castle is very step and worse if you take the non concrete path. plenty of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Berkhamsted Castle was built during the Norman conquest of England in 1066. In the 21st century it is operated as a tourist attraction by English Heritage. There is very limited on-street parking on White Hill. The main path into and through the Castle is surfaced...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for something to do in the school hols. Decided to take the boys, dog and a picnic. I got to sit on a blanket with my Costa while they ran up and down hilly moats and steps. Win win. Good for couple of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the weather being great this bank holiday weekend, us passing through and my wife visiting the country the first time and for a short while, I decided to take a small detour and show her the remains of the castle. It was a nice...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful visit to this excellent Motte & Bailey. Free entry. Well maintained with short cut grass Bailey and steps up to the top of the Motte. A few information plaques help visualise this great medieval castle. You can walk around the middle of the double...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was visiting the area and had a few hours to spare so decided to take a look at Berkhamsted. What a pretty little place with lovely cafes and shops and a medieval castle. It was a sunny day so just the walk around the walls...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ruins id a Classic fortress design steeped in history. but the lack of toilets, events, or interactivity leaves it a bit of a hollow experience. There are some signs and on a sunny day it is a pleasent enough diversion. Hard to recommend as a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Justsumgeezer
Reviewed April 12, 2019

an unattended castle - more extrensive than is easuily appreciated without visiting - the guideboards are helpful - i enjoyed this visit which left me to my own devices - i had done my research in advance - will go there again to complete my...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chrisBerkhamsted
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Free to access, this amazing castle was founded by William the Conqueror and it enormous double-ditches tell of its power in the medieval era. A large enclosed bailey, good for a family day out with kids or for those with a more academic interest.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Have visited a few times with my grandchildren and they always have a brilliant time running up the banks👍

Date of experience: March 2019
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karenstanek
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Response from rolf12014 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, it's only half an hour. Some nice antique shops in Berko, plus some good restaurants. Tring is a little further up the line, an excellent, traditional old natural history museum - Rothschild's collection, free, worth a... More
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