Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD

Tel: +44 (0)1242 604244

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Sudeley Castle and Gardens

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Sudeley Castle & Gardens has re-opened, subject to Government guidelines. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for full details of how to book.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a much-loved family home as well as a popular visitor attraction with award-winning gardens.

A must-see on any visit to the area, the castle has played an important role in England’s history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years.

Visitors are offered the chance to walk in the footsteps of past kings and queens including Richard III, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey. It is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds - Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives.  Today visitors can explore the beautiful restored 15th century church where she lies entombed.

Inside, the castle contains many fascinating treasures featured in its ‘Royal Sudeley 1000: Trials, Triumphs and Treasures’ exhibition showcasing a collection of artefacts and works of art of great historical importance including Katherine Parr’s love letters, lacework reputedly made by Anne Boleyn, bed hangings made for Marie Antoinette and Charles I’s personal beer jugs.

Sudeley Castle’s magnificent gardens are world-renowned, providing variety and colour throughout the seasons. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once admired the hundreds of varieties of roses found in the garden.

The castle also features a rare-breed pheasantry which houses a collection of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world as part of Sudeley’s programme of breeding and conservation.

The whole family can explore the castle’s fascinating past and enjoy a host of exciting events throughout the year. Children will love a visit to the famed Adventure Playground, voted ‘Best Children’s Playground in Gloucestershire’. Children can scale the wooden fun fort, whizz on the zip wire and tackle the 10-piece assault course.

Visitors can refuel with a visit to the Castle Pantry for a selection of locally made sandwiches, cakes and drinks.

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Opening Times

Open (12 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)

* Open daily until 31 October 2021
10am - 5pm
Last admission 4pm

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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    572
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Recent Reviews:

  • Kath4651
    Christchurch, United Kingdom
    Full of history
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st June 2022
    The day we visited was overcast with showers. Limited time spent in gardens. You only view four rooms in the house. However if you are interested in history lots of display items and films to watch... Read full review
  • Hilary G
    West Sussex
    Beautiful historic house with Royal connections -
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th June 2022
    Excellently curated exhibition telling the long and fascinating royal connections to Sudeley. The available castle rooms are so steeped in history, and the gardens are beautiful. Read full review
  • gl01952
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th June 2022
    Such a great day out. Grounds beautifully kept. Staff good. Gardens are stunning. Animals! Are very good Pheasants are so cute. Really worth a visit. Read full review

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