Berkeley Castle

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

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Berkeley Castle snow
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Berkeley is a stunning mediaeval 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 yurt restaurant.

Opening Times


March to October: Sundays to Wednesdays, 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Historic Houses members visit for free: just choose a date and arrival time, and then select Historic Houses tickets. Input the membership number(s) into our website, and present the membership card(s) on arrival.

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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  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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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