Berkhamsted Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Berkhamsted Castle has opportunities for enjoyment for all ages.

Pre-school children can run about safely in the bailey and play games. Older children can climb to the top of the motte, read the information panels on the site and imagine what the Castle was like in times gone by.

On summer weekends or on a visit from school they can see the panels in the Visitor Room or have a guided tour appropriate for their age and learn about the castle's history.

The Visitor Room has panels telling of Castle's history. Nearby they can visit the canal and see how the locks work as barges go through. They can also take rubbings of the information panels or continue on to Canal Fields where there is a splendid outdoor playground, or even go skateboarding. All this is absolutely free!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Near Berkhamsted Station, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2PS, England


Click here to visit Berkhamsted Castle's website
01442 871737

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

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