Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle
Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.

Things to do at Berkeley Castle review

Berkeley Castle is a 12th-century historic fortress in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. It has been designated as a grade 1 listed building. It is described as one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain. There is something for every member of the family.

The keep is the oldest part of the castle which you can look around today, There are plenty of rooms now open to the public including The King’s gallery, the dining room, picture gallery, great hall and more. In the medieval kitchen, you can see the larders and buttery where everything is set up how it would have looked all those years ago.

There is a butterfly house in the grounds with around 42 exotic specials that fly freely in the tropical oasis. It is also home to the world’s largest moth and many special plants. Visitors can come to the Butterfly House as often as they like without visiting the castle (£4.50 adults, £3 children, under 3s free).

The terraced gardens are filled with unusual plants. They have a dragon trail around the gardens. Plus large family-friendly games and there’s a wooden play area for the kids. There are often additional activities which all the family can take part in including archery.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Berkeley Castle

Address: Berkeley GL13 9PJ, Gloucestershire, England. Phone: 01453 810303

Category – Castle – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. There is a lawn for picnics.

What are the main things to do?

12th-century castle you can look around, terraced gardens, dragon trail, play area and other activities. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Adult tickets are £14, children 3-16 are £7, under 3s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

There is a free car park.

When are they open?

Berkeley Castle is open from March until October Sunday to Wednesday. The Castle is always closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for private events. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Berkeley Castle
Berkeley Castle
Berkeley Castle

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