Berkeley Castle

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Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Oldest Castle in England to still be inhabited by the same family that built it almost 900 years ago. Edward II was gruesomely murdered here; fascinating links with William Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII & Francis Drake. 8 acres of gardens and grounds, Yurt Tearoom, Gift Shop, Tropical Butterfly House. Film location for many dramas including Wolf Hall, Poldark, Spanish Princess, The White Princess and Johnny English Strikes Again. Special events held throughout the year.

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Berkeley Castle
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
Phone : 01453 810303
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About The area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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