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Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
+44 1242 604244
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Beautiful castle in a beautiful setting.

Fantastic castle with so much interesting history. Especially if you are fascinated by the Tudors... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oxford, United Kingdom
Enjoyable visit

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the castle and gardens. The day that we visited was a lovely sunny day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit Sudeley Castle, which nestles in the Cotswold Hills in the historic town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, 8 miles from Broadway. Sudeley is the only privately owned home in England to have a Queen (Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife) buried within the grounds. With a new visitor route which includes Castle rooms - some never before opened to the public - a '20 Treasures of Sudeley Tour', plus a Cafe, play and picnic area, pheasantry and events throughout the season, there is something for everyone at this must-see Cotswolds attraction. Sudeley Castle is open seasonally from mid-March until the beginning of November.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
+44 1242 604244
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic castle with so much interesting history. Especially if you are fascinated by the Tudors. In addition it has stunning grounds and gardens with lovely views.

Thank chebgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the castle and gardens. The day that we visited was a lovely sunny day which made the experience all the more enjoyable. The gardens are beautiful and so peaceful with many places to sit and enjoy the tranquillity and to imagine who...More

Thank flexible
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit for a day out. Particularly liked the collection of old laces. Didn't know before that a queen was buried in the cur h on the grounds.

Thank Weng Chun W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hadn't planned to visit but decided to stop off on our way to Somerset. A beautiful location with so much history presented in an interesting way. I love the Tudors and the story of Katherine Parr was very well told in an accessible format....More

Thank DrB0z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our visit. Lots of information available as you wander around. Very informative guides who are volunteers. Beautiful grounds. The castle and church are beautiful, this place is steeped in history.

Thank shellpink01
Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle, church and gardens are beautiful and have a lot of information around to give you a feel of the history of the place since before King Henry viii era and Cathrine Parr. You could spend all day here walking the grounds and gardens...More

Thank jdcarrpeterlee
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter who lives in the Middle East was visiting us with our 14 month old grandson, and wanted to go to Sudeley Castle as she had heard good things about it. So we duly rocked up paid our £14 each to go in, only...More

Thank Webbers54
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the castle. A lovely combination of the old stone ruins and history without too much restoration and 'theme park'. The stories told in moving through the house in displays and by the helpful guides kept us all intrigued. The play...More

Thank Remembrance
Reviewed 6 days ago

A hidden gem that was once at the heart of medieval, Tudor and the English civil war history. The Church was a lovely surprise where we found Henry VIII's last wife Katherine Parr...a real treasure. The grounds are immaculate and children will love the passages...More

1  Thank bertrudewigglebottom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable trip, exceeding our expectations. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and we found it really fascinating to learn more about a part of history that we didn't know enough about. Well worth a visit.

Thank lotts50
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Geraldine M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, been away! Glad you enjoyed it!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Gerry P | Reviewed this property |
Nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa. From Cheltenham there is a bus service to Winchcombe the nearest village. Sudeley castle is approximately 20 minutes' walk from Winchcombe.
Stuart C
18 October 2016|
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Response from foliofreak | Reviewed this property |
I would think not, although this would depend upon your children's ages. The experiences inside the castle are exciting and informative but would not, I think, be of great interest to younger children as an in-depth... More