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Address: 4632 Off B, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 604244
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Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating...

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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Idyllic English gardens

Very beautiful castle and gardens. Incredible tapestries and lace collections. The only criticism would be that the coffee in the cafe was awful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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redditch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the £15 fee. The grounds are wonderful and well worth a walk around, there are little places to stop and rest throughout and the tea rooms are very pleasant. During the tour there are places to stop and listen to video and taped information. There is so much information and objects right from before Roman times through to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative tour, knowledgeable staff, you can walk around the grounds, chapel and Avery, sensory garden, set in 1000 acres, family still use part of the castle today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful castle and gardens. Incredible tapestries and lace collections. The only criticism would be that the coffee in the cafe was awful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sudeley Castle is without doubt a good day out, but perhaps not entirely satisfying if you are an avid historian or botanist. The site has a very long and chequered history with some very high highlights, but as the current castle is largely a Victorian reconstruct you're never sure exactly which strand of history flows into whichever place you're in.... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had my first visit on the 24/07/16, the castle has an interesting history behind it, and the only castle left where a English queen remains buried. The castle is set in some picturesque grounds, there's so much to see and take in. The gardens are nice to look at if you get the time of year right. Inside the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Gardens, lots of history, nice mixture of new and old. Plenty to see for a good few hours. Only down side is the staff in the cafe weren't the friendliest. But would still return...

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on a short break to Winchombe and the Castle was very close to where we stayed so we paid a visit. The grounds are beautiful and the Castle itself is very interesting. The guides in all the different rooms were very knowledgeable. It was also pleasing to see that the cafe prices were very reasonable unlike a lot of... More 

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Gateshead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you enter the Castle there are a number of rooms with exhibits linked to Richard III, the Tudor period, Katherine Parr, etc. (including costumes from a TV series). You can also watch videos narrated by David Starkey (if you can stand his pomposity). So you're thinking, "Great, all this and the rooms we can look at too!" However, there... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was more of a house than a castle! Over priced definitely not worth the cost to get in. We were there for a couple of hours gardens lovely. House has nothing really that exciting in it, church has the tomb of Katherine Parr. Highlight was the children's play area. Slightly disappointed with the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited on 23 July, a beautiful sunny day. This is a place steeped in Tudor history and the only castle in UK to have an English Queen buried on its grounds. You walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII and Anne Boylin, read letters written by him and his last wife and Queen Katherine Parr. There is a huge... More 

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