VisitBristol compose Berkeley themed itinerary for groups

Date Posted: 02/05/2015

Tour operator VisitBristol has provided a ‘pay as you go’ day trip plan for groups to explore Berkeley.

Visitors on group trips to Bristol can use a new VisitBristol’s itinerary and spend a day discovering the town’s heritage.

In the morning, groups can visit Berkeley Castle and take an hour long guided tour of the former Medieval fortress and current home of the Berkeley family and learn all about the Castle’s history including the murder of King Edward II.

Parties can also visit the house of the pioneer of the smallpox vaccination, Dr Edward Jenner which is situated next to the castle.

For lunch, visitors could stop off at the Yurt restaurant at Berkeley Castle, Hodges Coffee shop at Almondsbury Garden Centre or the nearby Thornbury Castle which offers afternoon tea for groups.

You could visit Bristol Cathedral in the afternoon. Entry is free and parties can pre-book guided tours. Plus you can end the afternoon by listening to the Choral Evensong which has been sung at the Cathedral for centuries. It starts at 5.15pm every weekday except Thursday and 3.30pm at weekends.

When visiting Berkeley Castle and Bristol Cathedral, you will be able to see areas where the BBC filmed the historical drama Wolf Hall.

For more information and the complete itinerary visit

Photo Credit: VisitEngland/Iain Lewis

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