Located in the Vale of Berkeley, this town is a wonderful place to visit, thanks to its intriguing heritage and great attractions. Home to one of the most famous castles in England, where King Edward II was imprisoned, Berkeley is a picturesque destination with lots to see and do. From admiring the surrounding Cotswolds countryside to exploring its town centre, which offers a delightful mixture of historical and contemporary architecture and attractions, you’ll always be able to find things to do in Berkeley!
Berkeley’s heritage reaches back to medieval times, when it was an incredibly significant English town, known for its port and marketplace. Without a doubt, the town’s most famous moment in history relates to the death of King Edward II at Berkeley Castle. However, King Edward II isn’t the only well-known character to have lived in Berkeley - the town is also known for being the birthplace of Edward Jenner, who invented the world’s first vaccine.
We’ll be based at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Berkeley, and so will have lots of opportunities to explore this interesting little town. With its pretty location in the Berkeley Vale, you’ll be able to take in the attractive scenery here, as well as visiting the town’s main attraction - Berkeley Castle. There’s also the Edward Jenner Museum, located in his former home, The Chantry, as well as the nearby Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway!