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Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only 30 minutes from Bristol, the attractive town of Berkeley is ideal for finding a work/life balance, and is a fabulous place to raise a family. Sitting atop a hill in the Vale of Berkeley, overlooking the River Severn, the little town has an impressive history for its size. It was an important medieval market town; the magnificent Berkeley Castle dates back to the 11th century and is where King Edward II is thought to have been murdered, and the town was also the birthplace of Edward Jenner, creator of the smallpox vaccine.
With nature on your doorstep, a close-knit community, ample amenities and great transport links, why not make this beautiful part of the country your new home.

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Living in Berkeley

Travel and transport

Gloucestershire is served by the M5 which links Bristol with Birmingham. The A38 is the other key route through the county. It runs the full length of the Severn Valley, following the same route as the M5, and offering a great alternative to motorway travel. The nearest train station to Berkeley is Cam and Dursley, which is just 6 miles away. Bristol Airport is about 45 minutes away, to the south of Bristol.

Local information

if you live in or near Berkeley, you'll find all the daily essentials on hand, including a newsagent, Co-op Food, and a pharmacy, along with several independent shops and places to eat. For city centre facilities and amenities, and the shopping mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol is a 30-minute drive away and Gloucester is even closer.

Local schools

Berkeley Primary School is on the outskirts of the town, covering pre-school education up to year 6. Secondary school pupils can attend nearby Rednock School or Katherine Lady Berkeley’s school, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. For further education, SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College is just a few minutes outside the town, and the University of Gloucester is half an hour away.