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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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Castle full of artefacts but for us the architecture and grounds were the best point. herb garden needs a bit more time and the badger exhibition was fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Castle full of artefacts but for us the architecture and grounds were the best point. herb garden needs a bit more time and the badger exhibition was fun

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

well preserved, very interesting models and exhibitions, full of history in particular tudor. Very pretty and well kept gardens and nature trail. Staff on hand to offer advice and historical guidance.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Immersed in the stunning Cotswolds lies Sudeley Castle and Gardens, juxtaposed to the small town of Winchcombe. It is a loved, lived in building that houses exhibitions such as Henry V111 and his six wives, all lavishly displayed in their finery.There are also quite a few other exhibitions, my personal two favourites being the lace and needlework section together with... More 

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SirHenry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been here now two times and will visit again! The castle and its grounds are lovely and the gardens are beautiful with a wide array of different flowers on display. The history is rich and interesting and we rounded it up with a visit to the tea room.

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

Hello! It's great to hear that you've visited and enjoyed Sudeley, and how lovely that you plan to return - we open in just three days now so not long to wait! We're just putting in the finishing touches. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us - much appreciated. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Well I have a confession to make before I start... like so many people I am lucky enough to travel all over the place and see some sights and have great experiences....I actually live about a mile away from Sudeley Castle and we finally decided that we should visit. What a joy! The gardens are beautiful, the buildings are beyond... More 

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

It always seems to be the case that people who live nearby take a while to get around to visiting us, but it's reassuring to read that we were something of a discovery for you! No need to go travelling all over the place, we're right here! Yes do come back - you visited at the tail end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to have arrived in Winchcombe on the Friday.We were delighted to hear that the castle ruins were to be lit up that evening, a harpist, choir and sing along carols along with minced pies and mulled wine-AMAZING!!! for anyone who has visited Sudley castle they will know what a wonderful place it is to visit anytime,... More 

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

You certainly timed your visit well and it is fantastic for us to hear such glowing feedback about the event. This was the first time so we didn't know what to expect but we were overwhelmed with the turnout and feedback has been very positive indeed. A great start to Christmas! It was a treat for us to show off... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This castle has a number of wonderful exhibits that are very well laid out and informative, and the interior rooms are exquisite, with art, furniture and other decorative items dating from the Middle Ages, due to its connection to Richard III. The Renaissance age is also represented, as Henry VIII's last wife, Catherine Parr, lived here. Her tomb in the... More 

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

Thank you for coming to visit us - it certainly sounds as if you had a well-rounded visit and absorbed our history. And got a bit of a bargain to boot! I hope the roses thrive for you and maybe one day you'll come back for one of our ghost tours - it's by no means just the staircase that's... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

we hadn't planned a visit but saw a sign ... and loved every minute ... fascinating history, real castle, amazing garden ... without a doubt I'd go back

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

We love being a surprise find! So glad you found us and thank you for the kind review. Come and see us again now that you know where we are! More 

Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited for Halloween and was blown away by this magical attraction. There was so much to see and do and the team had gone to a lot of trouble to put in lots of activities for Halloween. The fire finale was the favourite for the children, but I'd love to return one day just to take in all the history... More 

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

Halloween was tremendous fun, wasn't it? We had an absolute blast - it was a great way to end the season and the fire performance was a first so it's great that it went down well. Thank you for the feedback! You absolutely must come back again to see the Castle for itself - it is definitely worth a visit... More 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Was there a few years ago and was very disappointed. Thought I would comeback to see it again hearing you can now see some of the castle rooms. They still have the other displays up lace, badger ( who cares family thing dont want to now about it nothing to do with the castle) Henry the VIII manakins with his... More 

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

What an enormous shame to read these comments. I am sure you have misunderstood what Sudeley is about. It is a family home which the owners want to share with visitors and to tell the fascinating stories of the Castle. This does include the Brock the Badger story and of course it, like anything else, is subject to taste and... More 

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