The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.
The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain and the family hope that you will visit them to experience its special atmosphere.
SUMMERTIME AT BERKELEY CASTLE
If you're considering visiting us, why not make a date now, you will have a great day out.
The gardens and grounds are at their best, with beautifully scented roses and flowering shrubs at every turn. The Butterfly House is bursting with colour and is an oasis of calm and tropical beauty. Of course the Castle is crammed with fascinating historical stories, which our Guides will bring to life, take time to study our incredible paintings, tapestries and antique furniture as you wander around. Our award winning Tearoom is a 'must visit', with a tempting array of cakes and pastries to tempt you!
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
If you're considering coming along to our outdoor performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream, please book your tickets soon, some dates have already sold out. Please go to our 'What's On' page to purchase your tickets for what promises to be an unmissable outdoor theatre event.
A PACKED ITINERARY FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Our entertainers make a welcome return for the school holidays from Sunday 24 July - enjoy tales of mystery and suspense with Cassandra, our world renowned story-teller will be here on Mondays, Jester circus skills on Tuesdays, Have a go Archery on Wednesdays. There's also a variety of events on Sundays - from sword fighting, to creepy crawlies - we've got something for everyone! See our What's On page for more details.
We pride ourselves on providing a great value, family day out, all activities are included in the entrance fee.
GRANDPARENTS COME FREE ON MONDAYS THROUGHOUT JULY & AUGUST*
We recognise that Grandparents play a crucial role during the school holidays in helping to look after younger family members whilst Mum & Dad are at work. We also appreciate that a day out can be a costly affair, so on Mondays throughout July & August we offer free entry for grandparents with each paying grandchild (£6). Explore the grounds with our Jester Dragon Hunt, spot Jesters hiding in the Castle and call into our dressing-up area for a memorable family photo shoot! From 25th July until 22 August, you can also enjoy story-telling in the Great Hall and Arts & Crafts in the Education Room, with no extra charge.
*not applicable on bank holiday Monday 29th August.
We're delighted to announce that we have been awarded with a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in succession. Many thanks to those of you who have enjoyed your visit to the Castle and have taken time to tell everyone else about us.
We hope to see you here soon, a warm welcome awaits you!