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Berkeley Castle

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Very nice day out

Went out for the last day of the season for a look around with a friend. We did the guided tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Historic Castle still in use - Wonderful Guided Tour!

We stopped here on our way to the Cotswolds and were not disappointed at all. This is a rather... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paso Robles, California
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  • Average4%
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“butterfly house”(183 reviews)
“guided tour”(122 reviews)
“every half hour”(16 reviews)
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 2 weeks ago

Went out for the last day of the season for a look around with a friend. We did the guided tour which I strongly recommend, our guide Linda was brilliant, she had a fantastic knowledge of the castle and the previous inhabitants. She guided us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to the Cotswolds and were not disappointed at all. This is a rather impressive Castle and Grounds, really not that far off the M5 highway at all. Plenty of parking as well. Be sure to take the hourly guided...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful old castle dates back to the 11th century and after hundreds of years of intriguing history is still lived in by the Berkeley family. A free tour given by experienced guides adds another dimension that you would not get by simply wandering around...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In glorious autumn sunshine, Berkeley is a magnetic draw. Black Knight Historical once again provided the half term magic and wizardry, particularly effective in the beer cellar, transformed for the purpose to resemble a Hogwarts style academy. This is no gimmick: these guys really know...More

1  Thank Questers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting history this castle has. Great for adults and with a jester trail for juniors. We were lucky enough to have a passionate and knowledgeable guide whose enthusiasm was infectious. I normally can’t retain all the info but the story telling was so...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip to Berkeley Castle during the half term week. On our arrival a spooky Halloween theme was advertised, which didn't disappoint. There was lots for the kids to see and do, with witches and wizards wandering through the castle, story telling and pumpkin...More

Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been wanting to visit for a number of years, so running the Stroud half marathon was just what I needed. The castle is fantastic, a wonderful attraction for all ages. It's been in the same family for centuries, and is still a private home,...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very informative tour around the castle with an excellent tour guide. Lots of children having Hallowe'en fun, with witches and a wizard with a real owl! The history of the castle is fascinating and the grounds are beautiful. Unfortunately the butterfly house was...More

Thank RosiePosie186291
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castle was a wonderful place to visit and the guided tour with Edwina was very informative and just the right amount of detail that you understood the history and evolution of the Castle throughout its history. The gardens around the Castle were lovely even...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning location for my wife’s nephews wedding. The castle is truly authentic and lent itself completely to a Harry Potter themed wedding. Having travelled from Scotland we were not aware of the history of the castle but we soon were as there was...More

1  Thank Ewan C
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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.
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