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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Come to the Castle for May half term Medieval Merriment

On Sunday 26th & Monday 27th the lower lawns of the Castle will be alive with 14th Century Medieval History:

  • Join a medieval soldiers' drill
  • Meet Lady Margaret Denys of Syston as she rides in on her horse Beau
  • Immerse yourself in the medieval encampment
    • Peruse the camp kitchen - find out more about the authentic dishes being created
    • Witness coin making and purchase your own replica to take home
    • See a 14th century weapons display
    • Learn about medieval clothing and armour
    • Watch the blacksmith at work

On Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th our Gallant Knights return to impart their expert sword-fighting skills to our visitors. Sign up to Knight School and make sure you stick around for their renowned Warrior Show at 3.30pm each day for non-stop action and excitement!

'Ghosts of Berkeley Castle' Wire Sculpture Exhibition

We're very excited to announce our collaboration with renowned 'Slimbridge WW1 Soldiers' Sculptors, Jackie Lantelli & Sadie Kitchen.

The sculptures will include Edward II, Queen Elizabeth I & Dicky Pearce, plus other historical characters that will be situated both inside and outside the Castle.

Come along to our Launch Event on 31st May to preview these incredible creations before they go on display to our visitors on Sunday 2nd June. Tickets cost £15 and include a glass of fizz, Q&A session with the Sculptors, tours of the Castle to view the exhibits and the opportunity to meet Charles Berkeley as he declares the exhibition open.

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.

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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!

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

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