Top things to do in Berkeley

Castle in Berkeley

Berkeley Castle

This superb red-stone castle has been home to the Berkeleys for nearly 900 years, and little has changed since it was built as a sturdy Norman fortress. Edward II was imprisoned here in 1327 and swiftly died, probab…
Nature Reserve in Berkeley

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

A pioneer in wetlands conservation, this 325-hectare reserve, beside the River Severn 5 miles northeast of Berkeley, is a haven for migratory and resident birds. Hides are scattered throughout, and an observation to…
Museum in Berkeley

Dr Jenner’s House

This beautiful Queen Anne–style house, alongside Berkeley Castle, honours the life and work of Edward Jenner (1749–1823), the country doctor who discovered the principle of vaccination and fundamentally changed the …