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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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Sudeley is a member of the HHA (Historic Houses Association). Membership of this organisation allows for a discounted (although not free) entry. I only found out about this after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited many castles and stately homes. With all the history attached to this castle, the exhibits are rather basic and although some of the family's rooms are open for visiting, not a lot of the castle is open to visitors. Can get round in an hour. That said the films along the tour are brilliant with lots of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Sudeley is a member of the HHA (Historic Houses Association). Membership of this organisation allows for a discounted (although not free) entry. I only found out about this after the event, which was a shame. There are more HHA houses than even National Trust and now I find myself a subscriber to two individual houses and not the HHA, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a superb day at Sudeley. If you are looking for a day out in the school holidays to keep the kids amused this hits the mark. With a fairy trail, princess makeovers and adventure playground we stayed all day (there was also jousting and sword skills for the boys). Everything was included in the admission... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very overpriced and inside castle not visitor friendly. Many stairs and no seats for more infirm people to rest.. Expected wonderful gardens, again disapointing, except the secret garden. Chapel interesting, historical buriel of Katherine Parr, otherwise a big disapointment. Hoards of children everywhere, seeming to have a good time. Some Captive birds in neglected averies, looking very miserable. For such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are enjoying our now 3rd year of annual membership at Sudeley. It is a beautiful place to visit, full of history, intrigue and so much more. My daughters aged 8 and 2 never tire of the stunning grounds, play area and the hugely fun and educational entertainment put on during school holidays. Today was as fabulous as always, knight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful place, lovely gardens and a fantastic play area for the children, but the house is a little disappointing and it is abit pricey compared to similar places. But the kids enjoyed the day and I would go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First the positives, the weather was perfect. Sunny and dry. Two characteristics not normally expected in the Cotswolds spring. The gardens, regrettably had little color. That's my timing, not their fault. The home (Castle) tour was very limited. I would guess that less than 1/3 of the building is open to the public. Hence the three stars. I'm told that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I am a regular visitor to Sudeley Castle but this was the first time this season and we had the most beautiful weather. I would highly recommend this for all ages as there is something for everyone. The exhibition is greatly improved since last year and one can spend a lot of time browsing and watching the (very informative) videos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is my kind of place. Stunning grounds and house. It caters currently for our children who are young as it has excellent grounds to run around in and a big play area with a section for younger children. As they grow we will return and see the inside of the house, which we couldn't risk with our crazy two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I only found out about Sudeley castle through the Blue Peter website(they allow 2 badge holders in with 1 full paying adult). My son is fascinated with history and the play area looked fab, so I headed there with my own children and 2 that I borrowed. We spent the majority of time in the play area, the kids had... More 

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