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

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    1055
  • Very Good
    565
  • Average
    167
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    42

Recent Reviews:

  • Try65
    What a beautiful way to experience our history
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 31st October 2021
    Weve just had the most beautiful day out at Sudeley Castle with our twin grandaughters. It was the last day before closing and it was brilliant. We could have not been made to feel more welcome... Read full review
  • shamu1982
    bristol
    Spectacle of light - excellent aside the crass exit through the gift shop
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th November 2021
    After a year's break, we were really looking forward to heading back to the Spectacle of light... always a nice run in to the festive period. We weren't disappointed. A softer theme (Fairies) than... Read full review
  • coopergirl2016
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Spectacular of lights
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th December 2021
    Have visited Sudeley Castle in the past anchors a lovely way to spend a day but this time we visited at night for the spectacular of lights out on especially for Christmas. Finding replace using Sat... Read full review

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