Berkeley Castle by Ian Smith


Less than 5 miles from Tudor Caravan Park - the centrepiece of Berkeley is undoubtedly the magnificent 12th century Berkeley Castle with its dark and brooding bloodstained history. It is also the place where a humble village doctor made an amazing medical discovery.

Berkeley Castle
Tudor Caravan Park: Dursley
Built around 1150 this Norman castle is set amongst wonderful countryside. Berkeley has witnessed many historical events and the family which bear its name have also given their name to locations around the world; from Berkeley Square in London to Berkeley University in California.
Berkeley Castle has been lived in by the same family for over 900 years. It is where history has been made. Where Edward II was murdered, where the Barons of the West gathered before Magna Carta and where Queen Elizabeth I hunted and played bowls.
Tudor Caravan Park: Berkeley

The castle is regularly used as a film location for movies and TV. Most recently for the big budget Johnny English Strikes Again, but has also been used in Poldark, The White Princess, Wolf Hall, Miss Marple, Two Ronnies Sketch “The Worm That Turned” and many more.

Edward Jenner Museum

Discover the home of the country doctor who changed the world.

Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley in 1749, from humble beginnings as the Berkeley village doctor, Edward Jenner's methods, and in particular his discovery of vaccination, have now developed into one of the most important branches of modern medicine.
Tudor Caravan Park: Edward Jenner Museum

The museum looks at Jenner's life and modern immunology.

How to get there...

Berkeley is less than 5 miles from Tudor Caravan Park and is a safe bicycle ride along the country roads of National Cycle Route #41 or about 5 minutes by car.

Tudor Caravan Park


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