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Sudeley Castle

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Address: Off B4632, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 604244
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of...
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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A good day out for the family.

Visited with Grandchildren. Family entrance fee was good value - unlike lots of places there were no 'extra' costs once we were inside. The house and museum were attractive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

we visited Sudeley Castle 2 days ago. Admittedly the day was overcast and drizzling, but we were expecting beautiful gardens and interesting exhibits. The gardens were looking very sad, and in need of lots of TLC. Hedges were requiring an expert cut. The church was lovely, this really being the highlight of the visit. The exhibits in the castle were... More 

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited with Grandchildren. Family entrance fee was good value - unlike lots of places there were no 'extra' costs once we were inside. The house and museum were attractive, enough to keep the children interested. They particularly enjoyed the Play area. The gardens are lovely, the staff were friendly and informal and there was a relaxed atmosphere (unlike some National... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We loved Sudeley from the moment we arrived. We had our dog with us and he would obviously have to be confined to the car but there was excellent walking immediately from the car park so this was very convenient. It was a cloudy and sometimes wet day so it was fine to leave our dog in the car park... More 

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited Sudeley with friends who hadn't been in the UK for 20 years. We were blown away, it's perfect for a day visit, excellent displays supported by a team of guides who significantly enhanced our trip.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love Tudor history, so when we booked a holiday cottage nearby, this was on the top of my list. Tesco vouchers were available and under 5s were free, so a fair price. We noticed on the website that there were special activities laid on for children on Mondays AND Wednesdays, so we were spoilt for choice. We went for... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We decided to visit at the last minute and we're not disappointed with our decision. The first plus point is that there was not only plenty of parking but it was free parking! Yes you read that right, free parking. Entry prices were reasonable too, your not going to break the bank to visit this attraction. There was lots going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a very enjoyable day at Sudeley recently. It is a very interesting place to visit, lots of Tudor history well presented. It is family run so there are a lot of personal touches. There is a route to follow which we liked as you don't miss anything. It is in a lovely setting near Winchcombe. The cafe is... More 

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MELBOURNE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited this castle as part of The Cotswold Way Walk, we were lucky to get in before the 4.00pm cut off to let visitors in, the gardens were just stunning.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My daughter and I visited Sudeley castle because we are interested in Tudor history and Henry VIII sixth wife, Catherine Parr, is buried there. The grounds are beautiful, especially the knot garden, and the church where Catherine Parr is buried is beautiful. The house is very interesting though not well planned out for visitors. I walk with the aid of... More 

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited Sudeley Castle & Gardens whilst staying in the Cotswolds recently, and with the aid of the Gardeners World 241 card, not stung with the £14.50 pp entrance fee.. pricey! The castle is still lived in so not all of the rooms are open, though a number of the bedrooms are used by visiting guests. Also, some areas of... More 

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