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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley (pronounced 'barkly') is a perfectly preserved 840-year-old castle with a keep, dungeon and splendid staterooms with original tapestries, furniture and silver. It was most famously the scene of King Edward II's gruesome murder in 1327. It is believed that Edward was deposed by his French consort, Queen Isabella, and her paramour, the Earl of Mortimer. The castle also played an important role in the English Civil War (1642-1649). The oldest part of the castle was built in 1153 by Roger De Berkeley, a Norman knight, and has remained in the family ever since. The surrounding meadows, now the setting for pleasant Elizabethan-style gardens, were once flooded to make a formidable moat.


Website: www.berkeley-castle.com
Email: info@berkeley-castle.com
Telephone: (0)1453 810 332
Transportation: 40 minutes from Bath by road. Take Exit 14 off the M5, the castle is sign-posted from the A38 between Bristol and Slimbridge
Opening Time: Open between 1 April and 4 November, on selected days, from 11am to 5pm
Admission: £9.50 (adults), £5 (children). Family tickets and group concessions available.

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