Berkeley Castle

The fabulous Berkeley Castle lies nearby where guests can enjoy touring the estate and visit the tropical butterfly house.

A majestic medieval fortress with a history spanning over 900 years.

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore, then look no further than The King’s Arms. Located just 18 miles away from the historic centre of Bath, our pub and inn offers sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, delicious drinks and a mouthwatering pub menu.


The castle’s architecture showcases a blend of different styles, with elements ranging from Norman to Tudor, reflecting its evolution over the centuries. Its imposing stone walls, towers, and battlements stand as a reminder of its medieval origins.

Berkeley Castle is particularly renowned for its historical associations. It was the site of a notorious event in 1327 when King Edward II was imprisoned and allegedly murdered within its walls. The castle’s rich history also includes its involvement in various conflicts and royal visits throughout the ages.

Today, the Berkeley Castle is open to the public, offering guided tours that provide a captivating glimpse into the past. Visitors can explore the Great Hall, the medieval kitchens, and the beautiful gardens surrounding the castle. The castle’s interiors are adorned with priceless artifacts, fine antique furniture, and captivating artworks, making it a treasure trove of history and culture.


The King’s Arms is approximately 32 minutes by car from Berkeley Castle

Turn right onto High Street and then again onto Canonbury Street

At the roundabout, continue straight onto B4066 for about a mile

Turn left onto Bristol Road/A38 for another mile

Turn right onto Berkeley Road/B4066 and continue to follow B4066

Continue onto Tait’s Hill and then continue onto Dursley Road for half a mile.

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kingshill Road/A4135 for just under a mile

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Castle Street/Cotswold Way/A4135

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Silver Street/A4135
Continue to follow A4135

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Woodmancote/A4135
Continue to follow A4135 for about five miles

Turn right onto the A46 for another four miles

Turn left at Starveal Lane

Turn left onto A433 and the King’s Arms will be on your left.