Berkeley Castle

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Berkeley,
Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

01453 810 303

01453 512 995

info@berkeley-castle.com

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Open 29th Mar - 30th Oct
Apr: Sundays & Easter weekend,
May-Sept: Sundays to Wednesdays; 11am - 5.00pm.
Oct; Sun only; 11am - 5.00pm.
Last admission one hour before closing.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Please telephone or fax in advance.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Castle closed every Thurs, Fri & Sat, except Easter weekend

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Sun 16th June 2013

Best Times of Year to Visit:

May - July

To see:

Gardens in full bloom.

Admission Prices

Castle, Gardens & Butterfly House: Adult £9.50; Child (3-16) £5; Over 60s £7.50; Students £7.50; Family (2 adults + 2 children) £24
Groups of 25 or more. Adults £9; Child £4; Over 60's £7, per person.
Gardens only: Adult £4; Child £2.
Butterfly House only: Adult 3.50, Child £2

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

The castle dates from 1153 and was built for the ancestor of the present owner, who still lives there. The Butterfly Farm contains more than 40 exotic and familiar species of tropical butterfly.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
II*
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:

The Berkeley Arms, Berkeley
The Malthouse, Berkeley

Restaurants:

Light luncheons at the Castle Yurt Restaurant

Inns & Pubs:

Anchor Inn, Oldbury-on-Severn
The Berkeley Arms, Berkeley
The Salmon, Wanswell

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Berkeley - small town.

Description of Garden

The extensive gardens have matured in their varied and colourful way, under the hands of successive generations of the Berkeley family. The Elizabethan terraces are very impressive, as is the unusually giant-size Magnolia. The Wisteria is not to be missed in June.

The garden is known for its rare and ancient specimens of trees and shrubs. Berkeley offers the visitor majesty and peace in a delightful setting.

History Of Garden

The gardens have evolved over many centuries, from an enclosed mediaeval garden to a Georgian landscape to the modern plantsman's paradise.

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