Berkeley Castle -
Berkeley Castle, in
Gloucestershire, is something of an enigma.
The castle's overall youthful appearance is
largely the result of extensive re-building
during the years from 1340-50, when Thomas,
3rd Lord Berkeley, pulled down much of the
Even now, 650 years later, when standing
before the battlements, it is easier to
believe the work is an 18th or 19th century
sham castle rather than what it truly is: an
authentic ancient fortress that has been
maintained in nearly perfect condition.