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Civil War at Berkeley Castle this Easter

This Easter, the Civil War is coming to Berkeley Castle!

It is 1642 and England is divided between supporters of his Majesty King Charles I and of the rights of the people and Parliament.

At Berkeley Castle local people are being recruited (some less enthusiastically than others!) and trained to join the Garrison.

From Good Friday April 15th to Easter Monday April 18th, Horse & Foot will go through their paces in exciting arena displays, whilst families can enjoy period music, have-a-go dancing, and join in with children's activities.

Featuring The Wardour Garrison, Deveraux's Regiment and The Troop, this event promises to be action-packed, exciting and fun for all the family. A fantastic Easter weekend of Living History!

If you would like further information, please contact the Berkeley Castle estate office on 01453 512991 or email info@berkeley-castle.com 

Berkeley Castle is located at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9PJ. Tel: 01453 810303. For further information on how to book a ticket or how we are keeping our visitor's safe, please visit www.berkeley-castle.com  

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Berkeley Castle is one of the most remarkable buildings in the country and has been lived in by the same family for over 850 years, longer than any other fortress in England.

The Castle's Keep was finished in the late 12th Century by the first of the Berkeleys, Robert Fitzharding, a wealthy provost of Bristol who was awarded the Castle by Henry II, the then Duke of Anjou.

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is believed to have been written for a Berkeley family wedding and the murder of King Edward II notoriously took place here in 1327.

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