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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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Beautifully preserved glimpse into Tudor life

Visited Sudeley Castle after a passing conversation at the car rental agency and so glad we did. It's a perfectly preserved slice of Tudor life and must see for a history buff. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Sudeley Castle after a passing conversation at the car rental agency and so glad we did. It's a perfectly preserved slice of Tudor life and must see for a history buff. I didn't know that it was the home of Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour and being obsessed with Henry and his wives since I was about 10 made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Tudor castle/house in the Cotswolds telling the story of Katherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII - she is buried in the church in the grounds. House and gardens both lovely. The house is still lived in so parts are not open to the public. The cafe is worth a visit and the guidebook is worth buying. A good... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a sunny day so saw gardens at their best, very well kept and beautiful, pheasantry good. Lots of interesting displays including the costumes of Henry XIII six wives, tomb of Catherine Parr. Queens privy & other rooms, shop & cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small casle and nise a garden. The Visit could takes obout 3 hours. Nice history - saied there Henry VIII's wife Katherine Parr. An interesting lady. She servived Henry VIII. Nice a garden and a park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sudeley Castle and Gardens were amazing. The castle and church are picturesque and the gardens wonderful. We were there the first week of September and the flowers were still in magnificent bloom. It is the whole package and without the hoards of tourists that make its enjoyment and wonder difficult to appreciate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just before 4pm on Thursday knowing we'd only have an hour before closing, so we had a rather speedy tour of the castle, but it was an hour very well spent. There was so much to see and read, all of which was aided by the fabulous room guides who were great to talk to. We especially enjoyed... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to visit this castle as an afterthought, and we loved it! The guides were very helpful and had a lot of information to share. The gardens were pristine, giving us a beautiful place to stroll. The remains of the old castle are fascinating. I especially enjoyed seeing the amazing laces that were on display in the house. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see this fascinating slice of English history in safe hands and open to the public. Four hours spent walking the grounds, house, gardens and Katherine Parr's final resting place. A magical and stimulating experience all round and one not to miss if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love the Tudors and history, then you really must visit. It has a very romantic ruin, plus the living quarters where the current family live. Katherine Parr is buried in their church, and their are wonderful exhibitions about the times. The gardens are lovely, the tearoom does great food and it is an excellent way to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sudeley Castle has a fascinating history. The present castle was built to incorporate the extensive ruins left by the "slighting" of Oliver Cromwell's men. Once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last surviving wife of Henry VII, it boasts that it contains the only burial chapel of a Queen of England. The buildings reek of history but the owners have... More 

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