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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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Old building with long history

We went to this place on saturday. Its a nice place to visit. There is a garden and the castle its just lovely. We can watch the short movie outside the shop before we decide to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited today as a trip out for wife's birthday. Spent over 3 hours looking around the inside of the castle which we found very interesting. Also toured the lovely gardens. The cost was very reasonable. Would recommend a visit.

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you love your Tudor History, read up on it and then come visit the castle and gardens. You enter through a crumbling tithe barn planted with the most amazing gardens climbing up its stone walls and through its archways. See the castle and learn about the history of Katherine Parr, the last Queen of Henry VIII, and her subsequent... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We've been in the U.K. for 9 weeks now and have seen dozens of ruins and restored castles. Sudeley is the real deal -- still occupied and authentic with brilliant interpretation of the Tudors who were a big part of its history. Perfect all around. Brilliant! Terry Hunefeld and Ann Dunham, California

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this lovely Castle and gardens on Sunday. If you are interested in British history then this is an excellent place to visit. It is very informative about the key events that have shaped this castle's history and about the key historical figures that have lived or visited here. There are also many activities for young visitors to enjoy.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

As we love Tudor history and we love gardens we decided a day at Sudeley would be lovely. On arrival, rather amused at the tatty gazebo fronted with cartoon type "Tudor" cutouts. We entered and watched a short film by the present owners on a small wall mounted TV encouraging us to come in and view all their many attractions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Sudeley Castle is lovely with wonderful and informative displays. Of particular interest to some in our group were the mannequins dressed as all six of Henry VIII's would have been dressed. It has a very interesting history which ranges from being the home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife and widow and also the site of a Prisoner of... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went to this place on saturday. Its a nice place to visit. There is a garden and the castle its just lovely. We can watch the short movie outside the shop before we decide to buy a ticket and enter the walk path to the castle

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Sudeley Castle is a huge castle with a beautiful massive garden in which you can see a lot of art,with threes sculptures and a large variety of flowers. A good point about this castle id that we can see all of it. You can go wherever you want in the garden. In the castle you have all the history life.... More 

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Manresa, Espagne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is a big castle with enormous gardens. There is a church in the garden. It's a beautiful church. There is a small maze that I liked because it's very well laid out and I think that is difficult to do. Inside the castle, all looks comfortable. There are lots of pictures about the history of the castle. The worst... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We enjoyed our visit and found it very interesting going round with our guide Kirsty at the start of our visit. The grounds are very nice and neat and the views to the south are also good. The guides in the castle were helpful without being to obtrusive. Only downside was an incident with the owners children which was resolved... More 

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Address: Off B4632, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 604244
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Winchcombe

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