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

Please be aware that Berkeley Castle is being used as a filming location between Sunday 13th May & Friday 15th June.  Consequently some rooms may appear differently and access may be restricted.


Come and see us soon and enjoy the gardens at Berkeley Castle

Come along and visit us this month.  The Butterfly House has just reopened and is bursting with new life. 

The gardens are full of beautiful blooms, there are so many contrasting areas to see - the Kitchen Garden, Woodland Grove, Gun Terraces, Herbaceous borders, the Lily Pond and spacious lawns.

Half Term Knight School & Sword Fighting Shows

If you have any budding knights amongst you, remember to purchase your Knight's School tickets on line for the May half term (27th - 30th May) - 2 age groups, only £7.50 each (in addition to the normal admission fee)

Some tickets may be available for Knight School on the day of your visit and can be purchased at the Ticket Office.

Remember to stick around for Dressed to Kill's action packed sword-fighting display at 3.30pm every day, a great spectacle for everyone!


Please note that as some rooms will be affected by film crews, guided tours will not take place between Sunday 27th May & Wednesday 30th May.  Our Guides and Stewards will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.




Visit The Castle

Berkeley Castle is a jewel in the crown of British history.

Find out more about planning your visit.


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.




Sign up to our email newsletter





Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Email: info@berkeley-castle.com

Tel: 01453 810303

Opening times and directions

©2018 Berkeley Castle

Website design by Brighterside