Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Friends of Berkeley Castle Summer Party

On Sunday 17th August 40 Friends of Berkeley Castle & their guests enjoyed the annual Friends’ Garden Party hosted by Charles & Daisy Berkeley. The refreshments were of the usual high standard, and this year we had the pleasure of a sunny evening in the shelter of the keep garden. 

Dr Stuart Prior, of Bristol University, and his wife Catherine were our guests. This year Stuart has made some fascinating discoveries in one of the outer keep walls which provide compelling evidence that the castle keep used to be much larger than the structure that we see today. Stuart led a number of intrepid Friends to the top of the keep wall to see this architectural evidence - as well as to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Come and join us next year!