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Berkeley Castle

Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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A great day out

We were lucky with the weather but nonetheless this is a really great place to visit. The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A very welcoming property

We called at Berkeley Castle to break our journey from Leicestershire to Devon. It was well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry P
Quorn, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky with the weather but nonetheless this is a really great place to visit. The staff are very attentive and helpful, and look the part in their medieval costumes. Most of the rooms are open to the public and beautifully presented in all...More

Thank solraymar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called at Berkeley Castle to break our journey from Leicestershire to Devon. It was well worth the short detour. The castle appears to be popular with the locals as the car park was surprisingly busy for a damp Monday morning. It is easy to...More

Thank Barry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this property as part of a coach tour and were very impressed. The guide was excellent taking us through the history of the building and family who lived here and still do today. There was limited access for people with mobility problems but...More

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit to Berkeley castle. As neither of us drive, we took a taxi from Cam & Dursley station. It costs about 20£. Make sure to get the driver's number, or plan to walk into Berkeley to have the people at the pub...More

1  Thank Maggie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group and had a guided tour. Our group was led by a wonderful guide called Joan - she was so knowledgeable, not just about the history of the family and castle but all sorts of anecdotes and lesser known facts. She...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being shown around this fine castle and a guide called Jill was absolutely amazing and her dedication regarding the fact's and the history of the castle were incredible.You could tell how much she enjoy's her work and how cheerful she is towards the...More

Thank JanetPeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice day out to a castle that wasn't a ruin. Went on a guided tour which was free and on the day we went was every hour. Very informative and interesting. Nice grounds to visit with activities on certain days (archery, sword...More

Thank matthewgball13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken by friends who had been before and was delighted. We took about an hour and half to 'do' the castle - without a guide by our own choice though tours are available. It is very different to most castles as it is...More

Thank snowcatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went as part of a group trip so lucky to have the place to ourselves as they were preparing for a wedding in the main hall. Lots of portraits and lovely wall hangings. Nice butterfly house as well

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit to this castle, so much history - we had a brilliant guided tour and really found it fascinating. The furniture and artifacts inside the castle made it very interesting. The gardens outside are stunning and it made for a lovely day...More

1  Thank OnTour3
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Bren H
2 April 2017|
Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
No, Berkeley Castle is privately owned, it's not part of the National Trust group of properties.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Grounds are ok for dogs but not the castle