Berkeley Castle is a beautiful, romantic historic fortress with rooms including a medieval kitchen and gardens with a butterfly house.
It was built in 1067 and has been the property of the Berkley family from the 12th century to the present day.
The Castle is a popular location for weddings and other events.
- The Keep: the keep is the oldest part of the castle (late 12th-century).
- The King's Gallery: with the cell and dungeon where King Edward II was murdered. The gallery's walls are decorated with portraits of many of England's monarchs.
- The Medieval Larders, Buttery and Kitchen: not much has changed here since the 14th-century. Leading from the Buttery is an underground passage to the main well of the castle.
- The Great Hall and Armoury: this is the centrepiece of the castle. It dates from the 14th-century and is built on the site of the original hall in the reign of King Edward III.
- Butterfly house: is located within the old walled kitchen garden and holds 42 exotic species of butterflies.
- Gardens: a stunning garden with the scent of roses around you and a lily pond, which was used as a swimming pool in past times.
29th March to the end of October: from Sunday to Wednesday, 10.30am to 5pm