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. 

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Halloween's Coming! Spooktacular fun from 27th - 30th October, 10.30am until 5pm each day (last entry at 4pm)

Come along to the Castle during half term week - watch out for the grim executioner and the gaoler as they prowl around looking for cheeky children! Will you take part in the Gruesome Game Show?

Enjoy stories from wise women, hear about gruesome ailments and remedies from Tudor times - 11.30am & 2pm each day

Enjoy an audience with Henry VIII and his dead wives club at midday and 2.30pm daily.

Carve a pumpkin to take home (£3) and leave the mess with us!

Call into our spooky snack shack for a tempting treat

Toast marshmallows in our woodland play area from 1pm to 4pm (weather permitting)

Meet our amazing face-painter Hayley in the Great Hall each day(£4)

Wander around the Castle and Grounds watch out as you encounter witches, spiders, ghosts and skeletons!

'Ghosts of Berkeley Castle' Wire Sculpture Exhibition

Open from Sunday to Wednesday each week.

Due to popular demand, our wire sculpture exhibition continues until the end of the season, so take time to enjoy these spectacular sculptures both inside and outside the Castle whilst you're here. Look out for some ghoulish arrivals too, they'll be swooping around throughout our Halloween celebrations!

If you're a UK tax payer you can gift aid your admission fee (at no extra cost) and return *free of charge for the next 12 months!*does not apply to ticketed events


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.




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Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Email: info@berkeley-castle.com

Tel: 01453 810303

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