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.

Latest News


So much to celebrate and enjoy as we approach the Autumn & Winter months

The Royal Wardrobe Exhibition continues by popular demand..

If you missed our Royal Wardrobe Exhibition - don't despair!  It was such a popular exhibition that Gina Clarke from Tudor Dreams Historical Costumier has kindly agreed that we can keep the costumes for another month, so we're delighted that they'll be here on display until Monday 2nd October.  They are situated in the Dining Room, so make sure you take time to view them whilst you're here.

Henry VIII and his six wives visit Berkeley Castle - Sunday 24th September

Meet Henry VIII and all of his wives!  Find out which wife was his favourite, how the others fell out of favour and enjoy an audience with them all in our Great Hall.  

The Butterfly House closes for the 2017 season at the end of September

Our Tropical Butterfly House closes at the end of September, so do make a date to visit before our beautiful butterflies are transported to another home.  Take time to soak up the tranquil atmosphere and marvel at the tropical paradise that surrounds you!

Split Second Productions returns to Berkeley Castle!  See 'A Christmas Carol' in the Great Hall - 29th November - 8th December

Tickets on sale now Don't hesitate or you might be disappointed - they're already selling quickly!

Dursley Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert - one night only - Sunday 17th December

Rejoice in the countdown to Christmas as the powerful collective voice of Dursley Male Voice Choir fills the Great Hall.  The perfect way to build up to Christmas!  Tickets on sale now - £20 to include a glass of prosecco or elderflower presse 




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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