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Sudeley Castle

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Spectacle Of Light

Went to the spectacle of lights. Amazing display at a great price. The grounds and buildings are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessica-R-C95
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Lovely grounds with stunning views.

The castle was closed for the winter but there is a pleasant walk up the drive from Winchcombe, or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
david o
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Re-designed and refurbished exhibitions (new for 2018!) telling the story of Sudeley's royal past, Castle rooms, romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit Sudeley Castle...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the spectacle of lights. Amazing display at a great price. The grounds and buildings are all beautiful and lovely to explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessica-R-C95
Reviewed 4 days ago

The castle was closed for the winter but there is a pleasant walk up the drive from Winchcombe, or drive up to the car park. You can go wander around the fields (take boots!) and enjoy the views of castle & surrounds. it is all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a last minute trip to the castle for the lights illumination trail. Wow much better than I expected, my boyfriend and I had a brilliant time, there was so much to see. Staff were friendly and directed us well. Can't wait to go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to visit the 2018 iteration of the Spectacle of Light by some friends and spent an evening there on 27th December. It was great and was a perfect activity for that odd middle time between Christmas Day and Hogmanay. Sudeley Castle itself...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Spectacle of Light whilst visiting family over Christmas and we were not disappointed! I've been to a fair share of these events around the UK and this one was by far one of the best I've been to. The grounds of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edinburghrose29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great evening, well worth a visit ! The lighting and music were great, and the views of castle / House added to the experience. Some of the other visitors I met had also been there previous years, and the event has obviously grown over the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family had an absolutely brilliant time at the spectacle! This was the third time we had been and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The staff were brilliant, the lights were fantastic and the whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable. I had recently been to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there - thanks for your lovely review, we really appreciate it! It's brilliant to hear that you and your family enjoyed Spectacle of Light, and had a fab evening out with us. I'll pass on your feedback about the event and the staff working...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok visit, super busy, which is to expected at the time of year. Food and drink choices were limited, thought there would be more varied things to choose from. The children enjoyed the lights, which is perhaps the whole point of our visit.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoyNeil1948
Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback - it's always helpful when planning our future events! We're so glad that your family enjoyed the Spectacle of Light, but sorry to hear that you found the food and drink choices limited,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our teenage children to see the spectacle of light, it was a very well organised event, the theme was Alice in Wonderland, we were all very impressed with the whole attraction, you can purchase hot drinks and snacks in the way round and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you so much for your lovely comments about the recent Spectacle of Light event. We're so pleased that you enjoyed a magical night out with us! I will pass on your feedback to the events team who will be pleased to know that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spectacle of light experience was disappointing. It was over sold, resulting in much of the attraction being very crowded, with long queues of people shuffling along at the pace of the slowest. The lights themselves were underwhelming, given what is currently possible with digital...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to provide us with some feedback - it's always very helpful when reviewing and developing events. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at The Spectacle of Light 2018. Unfortunately some dates were much busier...More

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Carole F
31 December 2018|
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Response from SwindonTiny | Reviewed this property |
Check out the website for all house open hours - Woodchester house is open today
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tteegg
23 December 2018|
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Response from Stu151 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited it was very busy., so I would suggest you ring them first. Hope you do get tickets, and enjoy the visit.
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SMitchy78
21 July 2017|
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Response from jkdevon | Reviewed this property |
Yes maybe a 10 minute walk from Winchcombe...pretty approach over a bridge and duckpool.
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