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Berkeley Castle

Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
+44 1453 810303
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Magical Deer Park

My husband and I have recently moved into the area and this was our first visit to the Deer Park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
veniceren
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Bristol, United Kingdom
We had an extremely interesting tour guide

You are allowed to wander on your own, but highly recommend the tour. This castle was owned by the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Owenthomas
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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” (158 reviews)
“guided tour” (101 reviews)
“every half hour” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Canonbury Street, Berkeley GL13 9BQ, England
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"butterfly house"
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"every half hour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"english history"
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"free tour"
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"wedding venue"
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"edward ii"
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"deer park"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have recently moved into the area and this was our first visit to the Deer Park. I'm not a native to the area and usually a reluctant walker, so I really appreciated the signage through out on the well laid out...More

Thank veniceren
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

You are allowed to wander on your own, but highly recommend the tour. This castle was owned by the Berkeley family, members of which started Berkeley College in California, started Barclays Bank, was a Governor of Virginia before the revolutionary war, owned Berkeley Square in...More

1  Thank Owenthomas
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The only castle in Britain still owned by the decendents if the original Norman family. The castle where Edward II was murdered. I am 54 years old and have made many visits to this beautiful castle, starting when I was 3 or 4 years old....More

1  Thank Huw T
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Lovely castle, the food and the service were excellent, the staff were very helpful. We even had a tour of the castle before the wedding breakfast. Thank god the wedding wasn't at the nearby Tolworth Court Hotel where we stayed, which was awful.

2  Thank Samietay
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We visited during October half term and had a great time. The witches and wizards were great, really engaging with the children and teaching them the history of witches and wizards and linking them to modern day. Another had a barn owl they could hold....More

Thank lou181818
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, I had a fantastic time. I love castles and the whole experience was exceptional, from the tour guide to the staff in the restaurant. The price of admittance was reasonable and with gift aid, I...More

2  Thank AprilForbes
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Although the weather was against us ,our day out at Berkley Castle was a great experience for old and young we had an excellent lunch in the yurt cafe and could not fault the food or service The special events for Half term were amazing...More

2  Thank anniepw52
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Really enjoyed our guided tour of Berkeley castle, our guide was very interesting and made the tour very enjoyable. Well done Jill. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

1  Thank Minnie5757
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The staff at the Yurt are rude and have a total lack of customer service. I have visited the yurt three times and twice have received appalling customer service. Everything is too much trouble and the attitude towards customers is shocking. It's a real shame...More

1  Thank clarejonny
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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We at the Castle pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming, so it's extremely disappointing to read of your experience in the Yurt Tearoom. Please be assured that this will be addressed at the earliest opportunity. I'm reassured however that you felt that the food...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The person collecting the money at the door was extremely rude on our arrival. The volunteers in the tapestry room were too busy chatting to themselves to bother and the guide on the tour was not well enough versed to answer questions, Extremely poor gardens...More

Thank ivan c
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Jackie P, Manager at Berkeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Ivan C, I'm so sorry that we failed to meet your expectations when you recently visited us. It would be really helpful to have more information about some of the issues you've raised so that if necessary, they can be addressed with the staff...More

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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.
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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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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
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