Berkeley Castle

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ | (01453) 810303

With a fascinating history, stunning grounds and children’s activities, Berkeley Castle near Stroud offers a fantastic day out for all ages.

Dating back to the 11th century, the castle and its grounds are open to visitors on selected days from the end of March until the end of October. Visitors can take a stroll through the tranquil gardens, explore the ancient Keep or even brave a trip to the dungeon where King Edward II was imprisoned.

Children and families can enjoy all sorts of activities, from trails and dragon hunts to dressing up as royalty. For a truly magical experience, visit the Butterfly House between May and September and meet many beautiful exotic species.

With a timetable jam-packed with exciting events throughout the year, Berkeley Castle promises seasonal fun for all the family, from jousting and archery to live falconry shows and open-air theatre.

For more information, call (01453) 810303, email, or visit

Please note, in October 2020, Berkeley Castle will only be open on Sundays and from Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 for half term. Tickets must be purchased online to visit, with morning and afternoon slots available, and the Walled Garden and Butterfly House remain closed for the time being.


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