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Berkeley Castle

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Address: Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9PJ, England
Phone Number:
441453810303
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

This intriguing castle has been the home of the Berkeley family for more...

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.

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Lunch and visit

Enjoyable lunch in the Yurt and walk around the castle and gardens. Well worth a day out and loved the history

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable lunch in the Yurt and walk around the castle and gardens. Well worth a day out and loved the history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If, like us, you love History, Berkeley Castle is a great trip. You can make a day of it, have a cuppa in the shop, visit the butterfly house & walk around the gardens. There's so much history tied up in the estate, it's great to wander around. You can't take pushchairs into the castle, it's also not very disabled... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Daughter's wedding was here. Amazing scenery. Fantastic setting with brilliant staff. Catering team were 2nd to none and Pippa the wedding planner did a brilliant job.

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Thank mkh102
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended my niece's wedding. Lovely setting with plenty of space to mingle in drawing room before being invited to dine in the great hall. Staff efficient and helpful with friendly and professional manners displayed at all times. Catering was amazing with delicious food served swiftly and efficiently to over 100 guests. Would definitely recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We came in September. It was a beautiful day! When we payed it would have be nice to have been asked if we were tax payers as that would have gained us entrance free for a year. The house itself is beautiful and there were plenty of people to ask questions.it would have be great if the entrance fee included... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your lovely comments about the Castle. I was sorry to hear that you weren't given the option to Gift Aid your ticket. As you rightly point out by doing this you would have been able to return throughout the year without needing to pay. Our Ticket Office Team understand... More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Very interesting visit. Guides very knowledgeable. Exhibits well presented. The Alchemist area was most excellent for children.

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Thank Pauline D
Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It sounds as if you visited us for our Halloween Event at the end of October. We tried to have a good mixture of fun and entertainment for our younger visitors but still being mindful of other visitors who wished to discover some of our history and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Hope to see you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped at the Yurt before visiting Berkeley Castle, Loveley sandwiches and more than we could have expected. Will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to know that you will visit us again at some time and that you really enjoyed your lunch in The Yurt. Hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My wife had our July wedding reception in Berkeley Castle and the grounds, and we honestly cannot express how fantastic this venue is for couples getting hitched! From the start we were assigned a wedding co-ordinator, Immy, who couldn't have done more for us. From answering a million silly questions, to sourcing wedding 'props' we could buy online, we felt... More 

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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

What a wonderful review and there really couldn't be a better recommendation for any prospective couples thinking of the Castle for their special day. Immy, Pippa and the whole of the weddings team work tirelessly to ensure that all of our couples have the perfect day they deserve and hope for, and I am really pleased that your day was... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Despite the massive disruption to the castle we managed to see most of it and discover some of the great history. The actors in full costume added to the visit

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Thank tom g
Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that the filming taking place at the time did not detract from the time you spent with us. It can be quite exciting to see the Castle being brought back to life in a different period of time. Our aim is always to do our utmost to ensure that the Castle remains... More 

Thornbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were given vouchers for the afternoon tea experience and we're not disappointed. Tea and a plethora of cakes and a roaring fire in a baronial hall, what's not to like!

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