Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Beautiful historic Berkhamsted Castle ruins lies in a Lovely Old Town in Hertfordshire.

The remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle date from the 11th - 13th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks. A palace complex was added in the 13th century.


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Founded: 1066
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom


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ann phillips (2 years ago)
This was obviously once a beautiful place dating back to William the conqueror 1066 , there is not much of it left but the history of the site is fascinating. There is no toilet or food available but it is very tranquil with lots of green space a lovely place to take your children or dogs for a walk . Also it was quite noisy as it was right next to an extremely busy railway line . And parking was limited but it is a free English heritage site and well worth a visit for the history of it .
Zach Dills (2 years ago)
This was my second time to Berkhamsted Castle and it was just as enjoyable as the first time. This is a great historical site that also has some great views. Once you've seen the ruins and walked the perimeter it is also worth taking a stroll through Berkhamsted itself. It's a great little village with a nice market once a month and the walk along the Grand Union Canal is perfect.
Paul Savage (2 years ago)
Free entry. A very short walk from the train station, and a short walk from Berkhamsted Town centre. The site has a number of information boards. The castle information room is currently shut at time of posting. There's no toilets onsite, but there some at the train station and town centre. Also there's no cafe / restaurant on site. There's places to eat nearby, such as a fish and chip shop and coffee bar at the train station, as well as other places a short walk into town.
Davi Oleary (2 years ago)
A good place to visit if history is your interest. Castle ruins give a good idea of the layout of this interesting structure, and the varied history surrounding it. We parked in the town, no parking on site. Well worth a visit though.
Colin Durrans (minisumo) (2 years ago)
A stone's throw from the Station and High Street, this is a nice place to come and sit. Not much left to see but the earth works still give a great impression of scale. A number of information boards outline the history of the site. Don't expect parking or facilities. There is a multistorey car park a short walk away on the other side of the railway.
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