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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Magna Carta Celebrations - 3rd & 4th May
Put a date in your diaries now to come and visit us on Sunday 3rd and bank holiday Monday, 4th May, when our Magna Carta commemorations will commence.
Not only will we have some of the oldest and most precious documents from our Muniment Room on display, we'll also have an exciting Living History event taking place in the Grounds of the Castle.
David Smith, our Castle archivist, has curated a representative selection of original documents. The documents comprise a group of 12th-century documents which show how the Berkeley family came to acquire the honour of Berkeley; documents dating from the reign of King John (1199-1216) including a fragment of a charter issued by John himself and bearing a fine example of his seal; and a beautifully illuminated pedigree of the Berkeley family drawn up in around 1491.
The Living History event will be running on both days with activities taking place in the encampment from 11am and throughout the day. Earl Robert de Berkeley will be armoured and armed by his squires before trying to win the peasantry over to the idea of the 'Great Charter'.
...and don't forget, no extra charge - it's all included in your admission fee.
This beautiful historic house, gardens and parkland set in the wonderful Worcestershire Countryside provides the ideal day out for you and your family.