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. 


Strictly Come Dancing Costumes exhibition and launch party



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Strictly Glitz & Glamour arrives at Berkeley Castle

The exhibition of stunning costumes from the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing is now underway and continues throughout September during normal Castle opening hours, Sunday-Wednesday each week.  Entry to the exhibition is included in your normal admission fee. 

Each dress has been lit so that the exquisite detail is brought to life along with the sparkle of thousands of crystals and beads, all painstakingly applied by hand. 

You'll also be able to watch footage of the celebrities wearing (and dancing in) the dresses on display.  Read all about the inspiration for each dress, along with fun facts, from Vicky Gill, Costume Designer for Strictly Come Dancing.

Read the judges' comments and scores and let happy Strictly memories come flooding back - just in time for the 2018 series!

Sunday 23rd September

Celebrate National Cupcake Week with expert cake decorator, Katherine Edwards from Cherish Cakes.  Go along to our Education Room and decorate your own cupcake to take home or eat in! (charge of £2 applies to cover materials).  


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

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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!

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The Castle hosts a range of events and activities for all the family to enjoy.

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