Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ, Tel: +44 (0)1453 810332
Please visit the Berkeley Castle website
for current opening times and admission charges.
Berkeley Castle has been continuously lived in by the same family for over 850 years and is famed the world over for the slaying of King Edward 11.
The building began in 1117, when King Henry II needed someone to build
him a castle to guard the Severn Estuary from the Welsh. By the 14th Century the Castle was virtually complete and as we see it today.
Highlights of any visit to the castle include the Dungeon and cell where King Edward II was murdered in 1327, Picture Gallery, Dining Room, Buttery and Kitchens, the Historic Great Hall and the
magnificent State Apartments.
The Berkeley family are one of England's oldest families and have given their name to various places all over the world including Berkeley Square in London and Berkeley
University in the United States of America.
There is also a Butterfly Farm and gardens.
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