Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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.


Opening times

29th March to the end of October: from Sunday to Wednesday, 10.30am to 5pm


Adult: £14.00, child (3-16yrs): £7.00

Services & facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Picnic area


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