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SPOTLIGHT: Berkeley Castle & Butterfly House

Berkeley Castle & Butterfly House

Winner of a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 years in succession, Berkeley Castle is a stunning mediaeval fortress which has been the home of the Berkeley family since it was built in 1153.

Explore the castle with incredible royal connections, Edward II was murdered here and Tudor royalty, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I came to stay.  Shakespeare wrote ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for a Berkeley family wedding.  Discover the family’s association with Francis Drake and Edward Jenner.

Berkeley Castle offers:-

  • Complimentary castle tours
  • 8 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Tropical Butterfly House, Yurt Tearoom & Picnic Area
  • Groups welcomed

Berkeley Castle has been a film location for ‘The White Princess’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘Poldark’ and ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’.

Family activities include Arts & Crafts, Archery, Jester Skills, Knight School, Wild Play Area, Dressing-up and much more. Many other events throughout the year - see the website for detailed information.

Berkeley Castle is conveniently located only 10 minutes from junctions 13 and 14 of the M5.


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