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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

Due to its exceptional architecture, versatile grounds and incredible history Berkeley Castle offers a truly unique backdrop and is a popular choice for television and film productions. Wolf Hall, Poldark, The White Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl and Miss Marple to name a few!

Berkeley Castle

Due to its exceptional architecture, versatile grounds and incredible history Berkeley Castle offers a truly unique backdrop and is a popular choice for television and film productions. Wolf Hall, The White Princess, Poldark, Six Wives (Lucy Wordsley), Miss Marple, The Other Boleyn Girl - to name a few!

 

Events in its History

  • The murder of King Edward II notoriously took place here in 1327.

  • The Barons of the West gathered at Berkeley before setting out to the momentous meeting with King John at Runnymede at which the Magna Carta was signed.

  • During the English Civil War, the Royalists surrendered the Castle to the Parliamentarians after a siege.

  • The very first American Thanksgiving was held by Berkeley men.

  • Yale and the University of California both benefited from the legacy of Bishop George Berkeley of Cloyne in the 18th Century.

  • The battles of Agincourt, Crecy, Poitier , Flodden, Culloden, and many more.

  • Edward Jenner, the son of the vicar of the town of Berkeley, developed the smallpox vaccination.

  • The last court jester in England died here in the Castle when he tumbled from the minstrel's gallery in the Great Hall (did he fall, or was he pushed?).

  • The Castle has many links with the monarchs of England: most notably King John, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Charles I, George I, the Prince Regent - to name but a few.

  • Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth's most famous sea captain, was a regular visitor to Berkeley.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

 Admission to Berkeley,Guided Tour of the Castle,  plus return coach travel from Staffordshire.

 

NOTIFICATION OF BOARDING TIMES:

You will be notified of the Departure Time/Information approximately 7 days prior to travel. If you have not received your Pick-Up Time within 3 days of departure, please contact our Sales Team on 01827 849700

 

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Berkeley Castle

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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