Town Information

The historic market town of Berkhamsted is situated on the edge of the Chilterns, between Tring and Hemel Hempstead. The town is most well known for its castle, now in ruins but once a popular country retreat of the Norman kings and the site from which William the Conqueror ascended to the English throne in 1066. Berkhamsted is also the home of the British Film Institute's BFI National Archive at King's Hill

Nearby towns include Hemel Hempstead, which is just a few miles to the east of Berkhamsted. Further east lies the historic town of St Albans with its spectacular cathedral.

About 10 miles south-east is Watford,
with its large Intu Shopping Centre, and 10 miles north-east is Luton, the largest town in the area.

To the west lies Aylesbury, the county town of Buckinghamshire, and to the south west lies High Wycombe also in Buckinghamshire.

A little further afield is Oxford
, the "city of dreaming spires", which is well worth visiting owing to its world famous university and its striking architecture.

Places to Visit

Berkhamsted Castle is a short walk away and other local activities within a car journey from the school are Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, The Ridgeway Walk, Walter Rothschild Museum, Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge Estate and the Bridgewater Monument to name but a few.


For courses based at Castle Campus, please use the link below for guidance on where venues are located on the Campus:

Castle Campus Map

Transport Links

By rail

London Midland operate a frequent service from London Euston, Birmingham New Street and intermediate stations to Berkhamsted.   For more information.  

By Bus

The town is also provided with good bus links from the local bus company Arriva to and from the surrounding towns and villages.  For more information.


Accommodation is available at Berkhamsted School but is limited.  Further accommodation can be sought in and around the Berkhamsted within a range of budgets. For more information.


Limited parking is available at the school or within a short walking distance from the school at Kitchener's Fields. For more information.


Berkhamsted School offers many buildings of historical significance but this does mean that not all areas are accessible to people with physical disabilities. In order to discharge our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, customers with disabilities are asked to provide sufficient information at the time of booking with regard to their disability to enable us to consider whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate them. If you have any queries, please call 01442 358115.