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I like neat architecture. Older interior design always seems gaudy to me so I wasn’t thrilled by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Great day out!!

Would recommend this Castle, our teen daughter loved it! Beautiful and well worth a visit to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rosie J
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I like neat architecture. Older interior design always seems gaudy to me so I wasn’t thrilled by the interior. But the outside and grounds were gorgeous. Don’t miss walking to the lily pond for castle views from there. I was bummed that I found out...More

Thank jenshooey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Would recommend this Castle, our teen daughter loved it! Beautiful and well worth a visit to explore the history of the castle and the well decorated rooms and history information. Unfortunately, like most castles, there are too many signs everywhere advising us to “not touch...More

Thank Rosie J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first thing I noticed was an atmosphere of relaxed peacefulness which I found very different from other family attractions, the butterfly house was a magical fairyland of the most beautiful and enchanting creatures surrounded by unusual plants. I was pleased to find that in...More

1  Thank Bee G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of the Grandparents go free on Mondays during August, together with our son and his wife and 6 assorted grandchildren ages 2 to 16.The younger ones had great fun searching for dragons in the grounds and jesters in the house,and dressing up...More

Thank l_hoather
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good guided tour with Edwina lasted an hour and a half - kids had a quiz sheet which kept them interested. There was also dressing up for kids and a craft area (we didn't have time for that). Had a picnic in picnic area near...More

1  Thank YorkLemonMeringue
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most perfect venue for a wedding! The castle grounds are kept immaculate, many of the wedding guests discussed how fantastic and informative their guided tour around the castle was. A faultless day from start to finish!

1  Thank LilB2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine a castle built from a Norman keep, extended by its owners through the 14-16 Centuries and modernised in recent times all by the same family. There's ample parking alongside, a friendly welcome where you can watch a film about the castle while waiting for...More

1  Thank DickTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A thoroughly interesting and atmospheric experience. The tour was very informative. Plenty of chairs in each area to sit down (I have mobility issues) whilst listening. We then could wander around on our own to have another look at everything. And a guided tour is...More

Thank redheadmalvern
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Berkeley Castle with my elderly parents this week. It was amazing for me and them. Its very good value, and you can do a free guided tour. Our guide Edwina was superb and despite a large group she gave lots of attention to...More

Thank Sue999029
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted in August summer hoildays arrived about 12 and left at 4.30 plenty to do Its such a lovely place to explore they had a few things happening for children including a trail map hunting for dragons which led you threw the grounds and castle...More

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Guest B
November 1, 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.
Bren H
April 2, 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.
August 19, 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