Civil War at Berkeley Castle

Transporting visitors back to the time of the English Civil War, Berkeley Castle is recruiting for soldiers to join the garrison at its fantastic living history event this Easter 2023.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Step into the 17th century with arena displays and have-a-go historical activities at Berkeley Castle this Easter 2023. © Alannette Photography

Travel back in time and experience Berkeley Castle in the midst of Civil War, for a fantastic Easter weekend of living history that promises to be fun for whole family.

Throwing it back to 1642, when King Charles I and Parliament battled it out for control of the English government, visitors can enjoy a whole host of historical activities taking place from Saturday 8 to Monday 10 April 2023.

Local people are being recruited to join the garrison – some less enthusiastically than others! – with living history performers bringing the seventeenth-century conflict to life.

There’s exhilarating arena displays, putting armies on horse and foot through their paces; as well as period music, have-a-go dancing and plenty of children’s activities to get involved with.

Civil War at Berkeley Caste is included in the price of admission, with tickets available to book via or on arrival.


Civil War living history


Saturday 8 to Monday 10 April 2023


From 11am to 4.30pm


Tickets to Berkeley Castle cost £14.50 for adults and £7.50 for children aged three to 16, with free entry for children under three.


(01453) 810303

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