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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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accessibility was not good at sudeley

upon arrival by coach at sudeley, i found that i was in trouble due to reduced mobility and lack of a buggy provided to reach the castle at some distance to the car park. it took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Laois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place is stunning. It is a little expensive for entry but when you get in, see how beautiful the castle and grounds are and hear the history behind the castle, the price is justified. The house lived in and it's fab that the owners open up parts of the house and all the grounds for us to see.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic & historic venue. We visited on a hot sunny day & got there at opening time. The grounds alone are simply stunning & if you're into lavish plants & gardens you'll be in heaven. Enter the castle & follow the suggested route through. The volunteer staff, particularly Sophie & Sue were knowledgable, polite & enthusiastic about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

upon arrival by coach at sudeley, i found that i was in trouble due to reduced mobility and lack of a buggy provided to reach the castle at some distance to the car park. it took me a long time to reach the castle. i found there were a great many steps at different points in the castle, making it... More 

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Chrisaw14
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place with lovely gardens. The actual castle is still used as a home, but other areas are available to the public and are well worth the visit. Volunteers have great knowledge and bring history to life. Before we visited had no real knowledge of this place, and both my wife and I were entranced.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The garden is not extensive but is lovely, fragrant and (essential in any good garden) wonderfully tranquil. House historic and interesting, very informative and helpful staff (well done, Daniel - super tour to the chapel).

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Hello JeffB64CPR, And thank you ever so much for giving us five stars - it has inspired us to award Daniel with a gold star for his efforts! Needless to say he is delighted to have been given a mention (and a star). Hopefully you will return to Sudeley soon - we have more excellent guides with fascinating tours to... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just like being in Italy with baking sun and clear blue skies. This set the scene for our visit to Sudeley this afternoon. There is a huge car park and nice visitor centre / ticket office from where you follow the signs around the estate. First up is the old tithe barn, now home to many roses and herbaceous plants.... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Hello Pinkertonx, It's unusual for us to have transported visitors to Italy - usually they go back in time! How romantic though - it certainly sounds as though you took it all in and made the very most of Sudeley in the sunshine. It's lovely and quiet at this time of year too - perfect. We hope you come back... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Much of the original house is damaged or heavily modified, but there is still some Tudor rooms. The grounds and church is a nice bonus. If you were a follower of the TV series Wolf Hall, some of it was filmed here.

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Hello mt499, And thank you for your kind words - we are of course delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Much as it pains me to do so I must point out that Wolf Hall was not filmed here, however we can go one better than that as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited Sudeley for a week in 1535... More 

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a short weekend break in the Cotswolds so had to plan what we could pack in like a military operation. We settled on Sudeley following some research and were very glad we did. Firstly the entrance fee we felt was within everyone's reach and not a budget buster, which seems to be a regular feature of a variety... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Parrdon the pun (tee hee!) Thank you Rourkesdrifter for this lovely, complimentary review. I will certainly alert Alys Winchcombe (the harpist) to your comments as I am certain she will be chuffed to bits. She is an absolute asset to the Castle. Thank you for choosing to spend a day with us, and for so heartily recommending us to others. More 

Darwin, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My mother and I initially weren't sure of seeing yet another manor house with a nice garden in the Cotswolds but we were so glad we took the time to go to Sudeley Castle. The time, money and effort put in by the owners to educate and inspire visitors has most definitely paid off. The wonderful collections highlighting the long... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Hello TravelBug0800, Well we're certainly glad that you decided to take the plunge and come to visit us after wavering - an excellent choice! It's just lovely to have the efforts which have gone into telling the stories of Sudeley recognised by our visitors, so thank you very much for that. We hope you go on enjoying the Cotswolds -... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The weather was changeable so it wasn't crowded.Well signposted with a wonderful garden and museum.Loads to see with amazing scenery all around.The guides in the house were very helpful and friendly.The morning room had a nice touch with a television guide to the paintings and sculptures in there. The cafe/restaurant was a welcome end to the visit,we were worn out!... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Hello Bugsy1955, Thank you so much for visiting us and for this comprehensive review - it sounds like you had a lovely day here (I always like it when visitors comment on the surrounding scenery - the beauty of the castle doesn't stop at the garden walls!). I'm sorry to hear about the tea though - I've not heard this... More 

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Address: Address: Off B4632, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 604244
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