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Berkeley Castle


Berkeley Castle
GL13 9BQ

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Only
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Drop-off Point
  • Family Friendly

Travel through time and history, from the Keep, with its dungeon and the cell where Edward II is said to have been murdered, to the Drawing Rooms, with their fine upholstery, chandeliers and silver lamps. Visitors can see superb silver, paintings from the 16th-20th centuries, fine furniture and a unique spider’s-web ceiling. Discover the colourful Berkeley family, who were involved in many major events in England’s history; make up your own mind about the love story involving Mary Cole and the 5th Earl of Berkeley; find out which play Shakespeare wrote for a Berkeley family wedding.

Stroll in the terraced gardens, filled with unusual plants, a beautiful Lily Pond and Mr Berkeley’s memorial garden.

Henry II gave the Castle to the family in 1153 and it has received royal guests ever since: Edward II, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, the late Queen Mother and the Countess of Wessex have visited Berkeley Castle. Why not add YOUR name to that impressive list of visitors?

Groups welcomed with your own Guided Tour and a dedicated Guide to help you plan the perfect visit.   Free school holiday activities include Arts & Crafts, Archery and Falconry. Many other events for families throughout the year.

Tickets must be pre-booked online via our website here.

For detailed information on accessibility please see our Access Information here.