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Address: 4632 Off B, Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
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+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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Summer at Sudely Castle

We visited Sudeley at the height of the Summer on a beautiful, sunny day. This served to show the absolutely stunning grounds in the best possible light. The flowerbeds are worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 16, 2017
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited Sudeley at the height of the Summer on a beautiful, sunny day. This served to show the absolutely stunning grounds in the best possible light. The flowerbeds are worth the price of entrance alone. You could spend an afternoon wandering through the grounds, there is also a 'Pheasantry'. Yes, I did wonder what a 'pheasantry was' and it... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Great trip to the castle to see the festival of light. Very reasonably priced. Took us around an hour to go around the event which was very well done. Would definitely go back in the future. Well done Sudeley.

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Thank Cuddles77
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We visited the castle for the recent light show and were very impressed with it. The walk around the gardens and parts of the castle were lit beautifully and suitable of all ages. There was not rushing around even though you book a time slot to arrive. Mulled cider at the end was an added bonus (not free through !)

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bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This really exceeded my expectations. The lights were placed very artistically to show off the natural beauty of the buildings and surroundings, it looked so pretty, like a film set. VERY friendly,helpful staff and an unhurried relaxed atmosphere. Not too busy when we went and we walked around feeling very chilled out. Definitely didn't feel commercial and tacky. Finished off... More 

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cirencester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Very beautiful and cleverly arranged lighting, gentle walk through differently lit areas which we found very atmospheric when combined with the music. Lovely that its not brash and commercial, just classy and beautiful. Can tell its been properly thought out - all the seed heads and old foliage left to create shapes and shadows in the views. Very impressed. However,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Lovely evening out walking through the castle grounds. There was a synchronised light and music show in parts of the display. The lightening is very effective and we will go back in daylight for a visit. There is a small cafe by the car park and a larger restaurant mid way around the walk. it took us about 45 mins... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

What a wonderful evening at the Spectacle of Light. Truly beautiful and simple with no tacky commercialistion- just the lights showing up nature and buildings. The buildings and lakes looked stunning. The music fitted in well too. What made it even better was that there were not many people there so we could go at our own pace in peace.I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Went recently to the castle during Christmas reason. They have this even Spectacle of Light. Is a nice show, full of colors, sounds...make us feel like we are in a movie. However 16£ is a bit too much for the show itself......

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Better than westonbirt as it's smaller and you get the house , Chapel and gardens lit up . It's really good and easy parking with friendly staff. The walk itself takes in the lake , gardens then passing through the house . I was pleasantly surprised. The cafe is a nice touch with sensible prices .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely castle-went to spectacle of light which was really good and included a light show and music which made the castle appear like a Harry Potter film set

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