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Berkhamsted Castle


Welcome to one of England's hidden heritage hotspots. Located just 25 miles outside London, Berkhamsted Castle is steeped in over 950 years of history. It was here that the Anglo-Saxons surrendered to William, Duke of Normandy in December 1066, and he became “The Conqueror”. Within these walls have walked numerous English Kings and Queens, Thomas Becket, Edward the Black Prince and Geoffrey Chaucer.

Begin your historical adventure today!



Visit Berkhamsted Castle Today

Berkhamsted Castle is only only 35 minutes by train from London, nestled in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.


950 years of History

For centuries, Berkhamsted Castle was a royal stronghold. From the Norman Conquest onward, kings, queens and princes lived within the castle walls and shaped the course of English history.

What's on

Find out about the Outdoor Adventure Game opening at Berkhamsted Castle! from 14 August. Fun for families and groups - solve puzzles and clues and meet costumed characters!

Discover a Heritage Hotspot

Explore the ruins of Berkhamsted Castle with this interactive guide – discover the hidden history of a royal palace and the site of an ancient siege.

Support us

Berkhamsted Castle Trust is run by local volunteers to promote and preserve our precious heritage. Find out how you can help us by donating or volunteering.