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Berkeley Castle

Medieval fortress known for being the ignoble site of King Edward II's murder.

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Berkeley Castle
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Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • EV charging options
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
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Berkeley is a stunning medieval castle which has been the home of the Berkeley family since 1153.

Tall towers, deep dungeon, grand and gruesome: homely and horrid. Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I all stayed here and Edward II was murdered here.

Castle tours reveal tapestries, paintings and fine silver. Our terraced gardens are filled with unusual plants, a picnic area and a lily pond.

Please note that there are redevelopment works taking place in the Walled Garden in 2023. This will mean the catering & retail offering will be limited.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Sunday 24th March – Sunday 3rd November 2024
Sunday – Wednesdays, 11am – 5pm

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Only 10 minutes from junctions 13 and 14 of the M5, well signposted from the A38.

You can take a bus from the centre of Bristol. The nearest train station is Cam & Dursley, which is about 4 miles away.

Berkeley has been the location for the filming of The White Princess, Jonny English 3 and the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall & Poldark.

Family activities include, archery, jester skills, Knight School, a wild play area, and much more.

Did you know that Shakespeare wrote ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for a Berkeley family wedding!

More recently we've been used for many interesting film projects and Mr Poldark, Aiden Turner has been here several times.

Berkeley Castle Shakespeare portrait

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Dr Jenner’s House, Museum & Garden

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Owlpen Manor

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Frampton Court in Gloucestershire
Not free for members

Frampton Court

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