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.
LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT BERKELEY CASTLE OVER THE COMING WEEKS
We've had a great start to the 2016 season at the Castle. Our new children's Treasure Hunt is proving very popular and really gives our younger visitors the chance to fully explore the Grounds and Gardens of the Castle; it's lovely to see their reactions as they discover the enchanted Grove area with its fairy doors, rope swing and tee-pee, we've even installed some new seating so that the grown-ups can relax whilst the youngsters play. The Guides continue to receive fantastic reviews for their fascinating guided tours of the Castle, it's well worth visiting our review page on Tripadvisor to read recent visitors' views.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE IS OPEN AGAIN!
We're delighted that our Butterfly House is open again, it's looking amazing. Although it's early in the season, it's already a tropical paradise with an abundance of flowers and butterflies - it's such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings - and the peace and quiet too! With the promise of a good spell of sunny, warm weather ahead, the butterflies will be flying around even more than usual, so do try and visit soon.
COMMEMORATE THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE'S DEATH - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM IN THE GROUNDS OF BERKELEY CASTLE
On 23rd April the nation will commemorate the death (and birthday) of William Shakespeare. Why not join in these commemorations and purchase a ticket to A Midsummer Night's Dream, the play will take place in the Grounds of the Castle between 17th and 27th July with matinees and evenings performances by Split Second Productions, a youthful and vibrant London based theatre company. Tickets are available to purchase on-line from the What's On page of our website.
We hope to see you at Berkeley Castle soon.