Thursday, 3 November 2011
BERKELEY CASTLE ON ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW
On Monday 31st October 2011, Gloucestershire’s Berkeley Castle was featured on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show, which is still available to view on ITV Player.
Yvette Fielding from Living TV’s Most Haunted was interviewed by the talk-show host about her favourite locations. Yvette has been visiting historic properties throughout the UK for over ten years, and has undertaken paranormal investigations in over 1,000 properties and she picked out Berkeley Castle as one of top 3 locations, and her favourite Castle.
Yvette described the Castle as a fantastic location, which was of particular interest to her as she loved the architecture and history of the Castle.
She describes Berkeley Castle as the place where James II was murdered (in fact it was Edward II!). She also talks about the cell where he was kept prisoner, which can still be seen today, as well as the dungeon, both of which are located in the King’s Gallery.
The other two properties that she mentioned were Belsay Hall in Northumberland and Kiplin Hall in North Yorkshire.
Most Haunted filmed an episode at Berkeley Castle in July 2009, and was televised in 2010 – the episode is still available to view on you tube, and on the Castle’s website (http://www.berkeley-castle.com/berkeleycastlevi.html).