The Berkeley Castle, West Virginia


The Berkeley Castle is one of West Virginia’s most recognizable structures. Included on the National Registry of Historic Places, this fascinating hilltop edifice is said to have been inspired by Berkeley Castle of Gloucestershire, England.

Built by 100 German masons over 6 years, the 9,300 square foot castle is constructed of local silica sandstone, painstakingly brought to the property by horse and carriage in the Guilded Age. The castle has been modernized over the years while retaining its classic charm, including a lavish ballroom complete with 2 stone fireplaces and grand staircase. With a dungeon tucked into a secret passageway, gargoyles providing stony vigilance, steep topography maximizing natural defense, and a turreted rooftop with battlements and a spectacular view, the castle hearkens back to European traditions.

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The Berkeley Castle will be taking event reservations starting summer 2020.



Contact Berkeley Springs Castle

Berkeley Springs Castle
276 Cacapon Rd
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Berkeley Castle Foundation, Inc.
Tel: (304) 258-4000

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