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Berkeley Castle

Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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Birthday treat

My daughter had asked to go here for a birthday treat. We had a great day, with a great guild and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
donaldmchugh
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A really lovely day out

I took my two young daughters, mother-in-law and her sister for the day and we had a great time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jacqueline H
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Cirencester, 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 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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“butterfly house” (143 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter had asked to go here for a birthday treat. We had a great day, with a great guild and learnt many facts about the Berkeley family. The house has some wonderful oil paintings and a very interesting history. A great day out much...More

Thank donaldmchugh
Reviewed yesterday

I took my two young daughters, mother-in-law and her sister for the day and we had a great time! There was so much to do and see for the whole age-range. My children particularly enjoyed hunting for the dragons and jesters whilst the gardens, setting...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Considering a lot of people visit mainly to see this room, We were disappointed to see very little through a small viewing window. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HEART STOPPING to have walked up to the cell door and even more so to have actually stood...More

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited on a busy August Sunday but we were relieved to not feel overwhelmed by other visitors. We queued to buy our tickets (cash only due to technical problems) and had to park in the overflow car park but ended up...More

Thank Jaxx56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon but wished we had arrived earlier in the day as we did not have enough time to see everything. I highly recommend joining one of the free guides tours, there is so much to learn and see and you...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived just after opening time and got off to a bad start. The queue was long, and the service was slow - 15 mins just to buy a ticket. The cashiers didn't seem to know how to operate the till. After that the day...More

1  Thank redfibee1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only live a few miles from Berkeley, so I have paid a visit to this castle a few times. I enjoy every visit. The history here is very interesting. The gardens are lovely to walk through on a summers day, with only short walk...More

1  Thank SashaMurray
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed a great day out for all the family. Butterfly house is excellent The guided tours are very knowledgable Grounds are beautiful Castle is worth a visit Dont forget to try the yurt cafe.. great food and good seldcyion of drinks and...More

1  Thank A1bossywoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Berkeley Castle with my Husband, Daughter and Grandchildren. On the particular day we visited my Husband and I had free admission with each Grandchild. It was a good offer and attracted a lot of Grandparents. It has beautiful gardens and a picnic area. There...More

Thank cat61
Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm delighted to read that you took advantage of our Grandparents' promotion which runs on Mondays throughout the school holidays. We love to see grandchildren and grandparents enjoying their time here at the Castle, there's always lots of laughter in the Dressing-up area and it's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is historic houses and you can wander through at your own pace or go with a guide. Caters for all ages. The jester was great and got children involved Would recommend and food excellent in the yurt tea roomsMore

1  Thank bond147
Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It's good to read that you enjoyed your time at Berkeley Castle. The jester is great fun, he's here every Tuesday throughout the summer school holidays. The Yurt's extremely popular, many local people visit it,...More

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Bren H
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.
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sallywills
19 August 2016|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Grounds are ok for dogs but not the castle
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