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Berkeley Castle

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
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A gem

Visited here, what a day, a beautiful setting, we had a brilliant day, managed most of the castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric H
Dover, United Kingdom
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Bags of fascinating history

Berkeley Castle is well worth the visit and has large amounts of interesting history and items to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average4%
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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...more
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Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed ice cream from the tea room in the yurt (where there we lovely staff) with my partner and dog after walking through the church yard with its dogs ons leads signs, only to then go to the litter bin by admissions to throw away...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here, what a day, a beautiful setting, we had a brilliant day, managed most of the castle and the grounds, fantastic food and drink in the yurt, very good prices to, our first time in a yurt. Plenty for the younger visitors to do....More

3  Thank Eric H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Berkeley Castle is well worth the visit and has large amounts of interesting history and items to see. Do take a guided walk, you will obtain far more information and have it put in context. Only problem we experienced was the Yurt cafe at the...More

1  Thank Middledene
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has a fascinating history spanning the centuries and has a lot to offer the visitor besides just the Castle itself. There were laminated sheets about the paintings, etc in each room, we did feel that some of the guides could have engaged more...More

1  Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual castle, off the beaten track, but well worth the effort. Grounds well kept and very nice to walk round. Castle exhibits not very clearly ldentified. We should have taken the guided tour. Cafe on site but we did not visit.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here whilst on a Shearings coach holiday and we were enthralled! Of all the historic castles we have visited this was the most outstanding. the guide made the history of the castle come to life ( the guided tour is included in the...More

Thank jemima73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a quiet (inset) day with children aged 6 and 8. The castle and grounds are lovely, you can have a tour or just wander around. There was a free inside and outside trail for the children, which meant we went round every...More

1  Thank Frank79Cardiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just had to share with you all that I absolutely ‘loved’ my day at Berkeley Castle yesterday. The group Past-Times Living History were in attendance and I was absolutely blown away by their professionalism, depth of knowledge and camaraderie... so many people there too!!...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BERKELEY Castle provided a fairy tale venue for a wedding. The whole day was a great success. The marriage ceremony took place in the great hall, followed by champagne and canapes in the garden, served by waiters and waitresses mingling with the guests. This was...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with a car club. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the castle. There was entertainment and games for children in the courtyard which was very popular. The food in the cafe was good.

Thank Anne D
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Guest B
1 November 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Unfortunately access to the upstairs rooms of the Castle is limited due to the number of steps to get to that area. We do have lots of seats dotted around for people to rest though.
2 April 2017|
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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 April M | Reviewed this property |
From the webpage for Berkeley Castle: Dogs Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs. We also respectfully ask that you do not leave pets unattended in vehicles in the car park as there is limited shade in... More