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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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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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Blown away by the historical building

Passing by on the way to Winchcombe we stopped and entered the car park. We looked for the entrance into the Castle, but was told it was closed for the winter. Apparently this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our 2013 trip to England, I booked half a week in the English Countryside.  I chose Sudeley Castle as our destination.  While I am far from royalty, my family resided at Sudeley Castle in the Sixteenth Century.  The familial connection made this choice a no-brainer.  Several years ago, the current owners at Sudeley converted inert buildings on the property... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine stately home, with historical interest because of its connection to Katherine Parr. Beautiful grounds, but the exhibits in the house are perhaps a little "light" The cafeteria serves good sandwiches and great chips.

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Thank safergus
Portland, Oregon
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meandering around Sudeley Castle was well worth the visit. At the time I was there, the house was not open but I found so much worthwhile in the ruins, church and grounds. Even in early October the gardens were attractive and well-tended.

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Thank JudiciousJayne
Cairns, Qld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Staying at the cottages we got free entry, but I would gladly have paid to go in this Castle, it is superb. Fantastic history displays, includes info re Tudors (Henry VIII and his many wives), including the last wife - Catherine Parr whose tomb is in the church in the Castle grounds. Beautiful grounds (they were also setting up a... More 

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Leicestershire
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Passing by on the way to Winchcombe we stopped and entered the car park. We looked for the entrance into the Castle, but was told it was closed for the winter. Apparently this amazing Castle is owned by an elderly lady, and it has historical links with Henry VIII and Catherine parr, she is buried here. Will definitely make another... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

* First I must declare my interest: I'm the Resident Storyteller at Sudeley Castle, confirmed in my title this Xmas (yippee!) and completed my 3rd summer of shows as Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer during 2015. (Dragons in the Cotswolds?! - It's a long but entirely believable story: come and find out!) The wonderful thing about Sudeley is that family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Just a short walk from Winchcombe Sudeley is like a short course in English history set in a beautiful garden and with amazing pheasant collection. And to top it off they have a nice restaurant with good foot (but a chaotically inefficient service organization). There is no doubt that they emphasize every possible (and some improbably) history connection right back... More 

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Thank Hal W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Came here nearly 30 years ago with friends and absolutely loved it!! Visited again last month with my husband and two young children - still love it!!! Very interesting. Very knowledgeable room guides who interacted with my children especially regarding the history of Henry VIII and his wives! One of my favourite ers in history. Rooms well arranged, preserved and... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this enthusiastic review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so thoroughly. Please don't leave it another 30 years until you visit us again though! More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A short drive out of Cheltenham Spa proved a great choice for large group. Recommend stopping at Wichcombe Hill and Winchcombe town en route

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Thank dokanman
Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

Sudeley is a great destination for groups, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and stopped in Winchcombe as well. Thank you very much indeed for taking the trouble to review us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Living historic monuments like this is what made the Cotswold a must to visit - especially for visitors across the pond. It is like stepping back to the time of the majestic Tudors. The sumptuous gardens and the grandeur - couldn't help but felt a sense of awe. The village is small but sweet, worth a quick wander around and... More 

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Sian J, Guest Relations Manager at Sudeley Castle, responded to this review

It is so lovely to hear from visitors who also took the opportunity to explore Winchcombe - it's a wonderful town. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day so much and hope you come back to see us, and Winchcombe, again soon! More 

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