Berkhamsted Castle


Welcome to an historical adventure one of the oldest motte and bailey castles in England!


The story begins with Duke William of Normandy. After the defeat of Harold at the battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066, William marched with his army through southern England, pillaging as he went. Crossing the Thames at Wallingford, he reached Berkhamsted.

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Here he was met by Archbishop Ealdred, the Bishops of Worcester and Hereford, Earls Eadwin and Morcar, and the chief men of London, who swore allegiance to him, and offered him the crown.William proceeded to London where he was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066.

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By joining the Society you will be entitled to free admission to Society meetings, invitations to summer outings and receipt of the Newsletter, a copy of 'The Chronicle' (the Society's publication produced annually) and the Annual Programme of Events.

Please complete the membership form and return to the Membership Secretary.




Berkhamsted Castle Walk Map

... Map in printable pdf format


Castle Walk




Bucks TV features Berkhamsted Castle



John Waller and Jenny Sherwood give a brief summary and news of the
Local History & Museum Society (BLH&MS)
visitor room and castle tours

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