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Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
+44 1242 604244
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Interesting castle, fun play park for kids

Good displays, interesting history. Some parts very well restored, others in ruins (key part of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
leedholmes
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Painswick, United Kingdom
Fascinating history and plenty to see

Sudeley castle has more to offer than we expected. The exhibitions are extensive and very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fleur50
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Midlands
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Re-designed and refurbished exhibitions (new for 2018!) telling the story of Sudeley's royal past, Castle rooms, romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit Sudeley Castle & Gardens, 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 and last wife) buried within the grounds. With a new visitor route for 2018 which includes Castle rooms - some never before opened to the public, completely re-designed exhibitions, plus a restaurant serving delicious lunches, café, shop, play and picnic area, children's Adventure Fort - BRAND NEW for 2018, Pheasantry and a packed programme of events throughout the season, there is something for everyone at this must-see Cotswolds attraction. Sudeley Castle is open seasonally from March until December.
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Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Good displays, interesting history. Some parts very well restored, others in ruins (key part of the history). Worth stopping at. Very nice play area for the kids - our boys (8 and 10) loved it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sudeley castle has more to offer than we expected. The exhibitions are extensive and very interesting. Plenty of royal connections. Richard III owned it for a while. See the exhibition about Brock the family badger. The gardens are lovely, but the roses had finished due...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the castle which is set in a nice country park close to Winchcombe. There is an interesting exhibition at the start which explains the history of the castle and the family that owns it. Well worth visiting if you enjoy...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I found the entrance price expensive - it was £33 for two adults. Looking at the receipt I see that this includes a 60p donation to the GWT. I googled GWT and it is probably the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Although it's not much, they should...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the castle some time ago but found out that the exhibits had been refreshed recently. What a great way to spend several hours soaking up so much history in the house and gardens. It's well worth the visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went as part of a coach holiday with mum. We entered the garden through a run sympathetically planted up with climbers etc which led on to a koi pool and stunning view of the castle. The castle is filled with interesting exhibits and information about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently became members of the Historic Houses Association (HHA) at a a cost of £80 for two adults, we took our granddaughters and had a great day out. Car parking is free and the tour starts with a pleasant walk around the grounds. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. The information about the castle and its history is great. Just the right amount. Plently of very helpful people around to answer any questions. The gardens are beautiful. You can tell that this is a place that is loved.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect from Sudeley but were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our visit and came away feeling we had learnt a lot. The Guides were friendly and approachable and extremely knowledgeable. The gardens were beautiful, we visited the tomb of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mum is visiting so we visited Sudley Castle expecting the gardens to be amazing. Having earlier been to Bourton House whose gardens were fantastic to say we were disappointed with the Sudley gardens is an understatement! We didn’t see a gardener whilst there and...More

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SMitchy78
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, been away! Glad you enjoyed it!
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AuraUk
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Rob C | Reviewed this property |
As per other writers -train then bus is only solution or private car hire -the visit is really worth the effort! Enjoy it!
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Stuart C
October 18, 2016|
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Response from foliofreak | Reviewed this property |
I would think not, although this would depend upon your children's ages. The experiences inside the castle are exciting and informative but would not, I think, be of great interest to younger children as an in-depth... More
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