We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sudeley Castle

Off B4632, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
+44 1242 604244
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Winchcombe
Type: Castles, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

Hotels near Sudeley Castle

Write a Review

466 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Suddenly Castle is only about 3 miles from our home but hadn't been there in the 2 years we have been living here in the UK. My son actually worked in the cafe this summer so I had dropped him off but for some reason never made a proper visit. Me and my partner took the visit and were in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were staying at the Sudeley castle cottages and were given complimentary tickets to the castle and grounds. Although the gardens are not very interesting at this time of year the week we visited was halloween and they were doing activities for children and ghost tours, people were dressed in costume which was good fun and they have opened more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
112 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This castle had its foundations going back to the 1020. Parts of it is in ruins, but most of it remains with lots of historical information. There is a focus on Queen Katherine Parr, who is buried at the church. There are remains of an old medieval barn on the property, as well as some nice gardens and a display... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We looked up this place on Google whilst staying in Cheltenham , it's a little gem . Lovely gardens , great well explained history , all fascinating and educational . Brill to see that the family still live there , with toiletries on the guest bathrooms etc ! A must see is the privy , very cosy !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had not been to Sudeley Castle for 20 years but was very impressed. The castle is very welcoming with a great atmosphere and an amazing history. What is very appealing is the fact that it is still lived in and it is very apparent that the building is well loved by the owners. You are able to wander around... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

a lovely day out,would have been even better but the rain marred it for us to make full enjoyment of the gardens.the guides were very informative and helpful ,so glad we went,we would have liked to take photographs,but quite understandable for not allowing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice house to visit given my love of the "Tudors" mini-series. Found the home of Katherine Parr to be interesting and informative. But was most impressed by the gardens. A small chapel in the midst of the gardens was so beautiful and just had such charm. Plus, they were having a wedding reception when we were there and watching the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a history, what a collection... It was our first time around the area and we decided to visit Sudeley Castle on our first day. I am so glad that we did. I highly recommend it. It was a very pleasant tour. Welcoming staff, helpful and knowledgeable too. The history of the Castle is effective and quite interesting. Owners, their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sudeley Castle also viewed


Been to Sudeley Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing