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. 


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Our School Holiday Entertainment has begun!

We have some fantastic entertainment lined up for every member of the family from Sunday to Wednesday each week throughout the school holidays.

Every Monday (except Monday 27th August) meet Cassandra our magical story-teller, relax in the Great Hall and listen to her wonderful stories.  Grandparents get free entry on Mondays (one grandparent for each paying child), so there's a great value day out for everyone.

On Tuesdays it's Jester fun and frolics.  Come along to the Inner Bailey where you'll find a multitude of crazy games and tricks, Monty our jester might even teach you how to walk with stilts, balance on the tightrope or juggle!

Meet our wandering Knight and see our archery shows on Wednesdays, there's a chance to have a go at archery too - will you hit the bullseye?

Henry VIII, his 6 wives and the Cavalry of Heroes return this Sunday, 19th August

Don't miss one of the most popular events on the Castle calendar this Sunday as the formidable Tudor King, Henry VIII arrives on his royal progress along with his 6 wives and the Cavalry of Heroes. 

Witness incredible saddle skills and horsemanship as you watch the Cavalry of Heroes perform at 12.30pm & 3pm on the Castle's lawns.

Enjoy an audience with the King & his Queens accompanied by their wonderful harpist Alys Stinchcombe in the Great Hall at 11.30 am & 2pm

There's no additional charge for this entertainment, everything is included in the normal admission fee.  



Visit The Castle

Berkeley Castle is a jewel in the crown of British history.

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Children and families

There is something for every member of the family. Everything is included in your admission - so there are no extras to pay!

Find out more about our children and family activities here.


What's On

The Castle hosts a range of events and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Find out more about our fairs, events and children's activities.




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Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Email: info@berkeley-castle.com

Tel: 01453 810303

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