Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Type: Historical
Telephone: 01453 810332
Overview:
Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil W

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Free Parking, Guided Tours, Shop, Refreshments

Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great Hall, kitchen, the cell in which Edward II was cruelly murdered in 1327 and also a gruesome 'bottle dungeon'. Features: Gardens formed from a series of terraces around the castle, the oldest terrace and bowling green from the 12th century, and further terraces added in the 1920's. The massive south facing walls create mild conditions for half-hardy plants and trees, including magnolias and tender buddleias.

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  • Caravan Site

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