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Berkeley Castle

  • Berkeley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures.

You can see the cannons facing out over the meadow, the massive stone keep with the Civil War breach made by Cromwell's troops, the trip steps up to the keep to trip attackers, the cell where King Edward II was murdered, the deep dungeon where people were thrown in to die, Queen Elizabeth I's bedspread, the Great Hall where the last Jester in England died (was he pushed? Did he fall?) and so much more!

Events and activities for families and children are run throughout the year. Choose from arts and crafts, Jester's Dragon Hunt, storytelling, archery sessions and jester skills. And whilst you're here don't forget to call in on the Great Hall to see the five exquisite costumes from BBC2's drama Wolf Hall!

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Opening hours

Until End of October
Sunday to Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £12.50
Kids (3-16): £7.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £35.00

Travel & Contact Information


, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ, England

Phone number

01453 810303



Click here to visit Berkeley Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Berkeley Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Berkeley Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Berkeley Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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