Berkeley Castle dates back to the 11th century and has been home to the Berkeley family for 850 years. Today it's a popular visitor attraction and wedding venue, located in the town of Berkeley, just a half hour drive from Stroud and Cheltenham. Visitors to the area can choose from a range of accommodation including luxurious four star B&Bs, country house hotels and designer chain hotels.
Luxury Hotels Close to Berkeley Castle
Staying in Cheltenham or Stroud means you're within easy driving distance of Berkeley Castle, and most hotels offer free parking for guests. Luxurious B&Bs, independent hotels and country house hotels offer a range of amenities to ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay, whether you're travelling with family or escaping for a romantic weekend. Little extras such as complimentary bathrobes and slippers, designer bath products and room service make you feel at home, and many hotels also provide a free breakfast to set you up for a day exploring all Gloucestershire has to offer.
Visit Berkeley Castle for a Family Day Out
Berkeley Castle was built to defend the area against the Welsh, and the 6,000-acre estate is home to a deer park where you may be lucky enough to get some great photo opportunities. The castle itself has a number of rooms to see including the 12th century Keep, and you'll find treasures here such as a cabin chest that once belonged to Sir Francis Drake. Kids will love visiting the Butterfly House in the old kitchen garden, home to around 42 species including the Owl Butterfly. The castle also has a jam-packed events calendar, with outdoor Shakespeare performances, jousting, falconry displays and medieval re-enactments taking place throughout the year. Don't forget to bring along your camera - most hotels have free Wi-Fi so you can share your photos on social media after your day out.
Explore All Gloucestershire Has to Offer
Gloucestershire has plenty to offer all ages, from the walking and cycling trails of the Cotswolds to historic castles and country houses - and some of the finest antiques shopping in the country. Hotels here are family-friendly, with luxurious amenities and extras such as dry cleaning/laundry services and room service, to ensure you enjoy a relaxing break.