Medieval fortress known for being the ignoble site of King Edward II's murder.
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
- Cafe / restaurant
- EV charging options
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Picnic area
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.
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.
Sunday 24th March – Sunday 3rd November 2024
Sunday – Wednesdays, 11am – 5pm
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.
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