Place:Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England


NameBerkeley Castle
Coordinates51.68797°N 2.45707°W
Located inBerkeley, Gloucestershire, England


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Berkeley Castle ( ; historically sometimes spelled as Berkley Castle or Barkley Castle) is a castle in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The castle's origins date back to the 11th century, and it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.[1]

The castle has remained within the Berkeley family since they reconstructed it in the 12th century, except for a period of royal ownership by the Tudors. It is traditionally believed to have been the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327.[2][3]

In 1956 Berkeley Castle was opened to visitors and remains open today.


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