Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

The castle's origins date back to the 11th century. English Heritage have designated the castle as a Grade I listed building. It 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 believed to be the location of the murder of King Edward II in 1327.


Consequently, one of the aspects of the apparent haunting at Berkeley Castle relates to this incident. It is said that following his horrific murder, his screams of agony echo through the castle on the anniversary of his death.

Berkeley Castle,



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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Berkeley is a small town in Gloucestershire, England.

It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway.

Pictured left is Berkeley Castle courtesy of Philip Halling. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.