Berkeley Castle - Best Price Tickets

Berkeley Castle - Best Price Tickets

Book now

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Discover 850 years of history on your day out in Gloucestershire

Did you know Berkeley Castle contains archives that date back to the 12th century? To this day, the castle holds estate and administrative documents that lead back to the death of William, Marquess of Berkeley in 1492. Isn't that extraordinary?  

Before you check them out, explore the remains of the castle’s double-drawbridge, invented in medieval times to keep the enemy away and help protect the castle gates.

Imagine the soldiers using their strength to heave the drawbridge up as they were threatened by approaching invaders. 

It’s believed that during her stay at Berkeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I played bowls as a form of entertainment in the bowling green area. Feel the sun beaming down as you gaze at the same view Queen Elizabeth would have seen years ago, surrounded by the fragrance of fresh flowers. 

Wander through the glorious garden of Berkeley Castle 

Enter the magical and mesmerising gardens of this stunning, enchanted fortress, admiring the flourishing flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees. 

You can even take a stroll to the luxurious lily pond that was originally built as a swimming pool for the 8th Earl of Berkeley. You can just picture the Earl lounging near the then swimming pool, as you unwind by the ornamental lily pond, listening to birds chirp and the water from the fountain flow gracefully. 

Looking for things to do with the kids near Cheltenham, Bristol and Gloucester?

There’s plenty for the kids to do to have a wonderful time at Berkeley Castle. Let them explore around the castle and grounds, with a fantastic 'On the Lookout at Berkeley Castle' booklet. 

And they can climb across the wooden monkey bars or jump from stump to stump in the child-friendly wooden play area. 

Are you and your loved one planning on exchanging vows any time soon? If a fairytale wedding is your thing, Berkeley Castle is perfect as your luxurious wedding venue. Wander the grounds as you discover a venue fit for royalty. 

If you’re visiting with the kids or planning your big day, Berkeley Castle will keep calling you back for more adventures. 

Feeling famished?

If after all that exploring, you’ve built up an appetite, head to the brand new Kitchen Garden restaurant, serving scrumptious lunches, afternoon teas and treats to delight! Tuck into seasonal treats and locally sourced foods that’ll tickle your tastebuds. 

Enjoy basking in the sun by taking your food and drink to the Kitchen Garden picnic area. 

Berkeley Castle Entry Tickets

Here is where you book best price Berkeley Castle tickets

Available to 3 November 2024

Berkeley Castle Joust Tickets

"The Joust!" sees the Knights of Nottingham embark to Berkeley Castle for a joust that will thrill visitors of all ages this August Bank Holiday

Available to 26 August 2024
Berkeley,
Berkeley,
GB
GL13 9PJ

How to get here

By car:

Berkeley Castle is conveniently situated 10 minutes from junction 13 or 14 of the M5. Follow road signs for the town of Berkeley and then brown signs for Berkeley Castle. For Satnav, use GL13 9PJ.

By train:

Nearest train station is Cam & Dursley, which is approximately 6 miles from the castle.

24th March 2024 - 6th November 2024

Berkeley Castle Opening Times
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: Closed
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Picnic area
  • Dragon Trail for children
  • Woodland play area
  • Please note the castle is closed every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for private events

  • When booking your tickets, you will be asked to choose an arrival time slot. This is not a strict arrival time - it is just a guide to help the team know when to expect you. By choosing a time slot and arriving around that time if possible, you help them manage capacity and keep queues to a minimum

  • Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs

Accessibility

  • This is a Norman Castle retaining many of its original features. As a result, there is limited wheelchair access due to the many steps, staircases and uneven floors throughout the Castle and gardens

    For those who feel the initial 24 stone steps of the Keep may be unmanageable, a shorter route through the Castle is available, avoiding this flight of steps, but other steps and stairs will need to be negotiated

  • There is no access to the Grade 1 listed Castle with children's pushchairs or buggies, because of the many steps and uneven floors. The Guide at the foot of the steps to the Keep will keep an eye on your child's buggy

  • As this is a mediaeval site, there are uneven surfaces and steep steps. We recommend suitable footwear 

You might also like