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Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

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With royal connections dating back over 1,000 years, Sudeley Castle stands as one of the few British castles left still in residence. The remains of Katherine Parr--the last of King Henry VIII's wives--lie buried within the 15th-century church. The castle contains numerous treasures from multiple eras, ranging from ancient Roman times to the present. Numerous award-winning gardens are settled among the ancient ruins, their meticulous restoration and upkeep complementing the castle. Tours inside the house occur only on particular days, so check in advance to avoid disappointment. To visit Sudeley Castle on your holiday in Winchcombe, and find out what else Winchcombe has to offer, use our Winchcombe travel itinerary planner.
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  • A short walk outside the town of Winchcombe, Sudely castle - including its church and grounds - are well worth the effort of getting there! The grounds are really impressive, and the ruins of some of ...  more »
  • Sudeley Castle is a great place to soak up history and enjoy a large well cared for garden. There are often events at the castle and we went when there was a jousting event. This is good entertaining ...  more »
  • We first visited Sudeley Castle many years ago, probably in the late 90's. We really enjoyed it then, but I am afraid this time we were disappointed. The castle exhibitions seemed rather tired and I f...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens around a important piece of British history. The castle has been turned into a museum full of displays and artifacts relevant to its tenants and uses throughout the years. The gardens are the best part and there are walking trails leading to/from here.
  • We get a season pass every year and love to hang out here. The castle has so much history and lots to see inside. The gardens are packed full of interesting things growing... especially the physic and herb gardens. The owners are continually investing in improvements to this place... the play area has seen the addition of a wooden bridge as an entrance, there are more wooden climbing bits, there is a new cafe room at the beginning and right now they are really revamping the car parking facilities! We come here in the rain and the sun, and each visit is different, although we never fail to go say hello to the birds in the Pheasantry and indulge in a bowl of chips.
  • Loved stepping foot in the home of Katherine Parr!!! So much history and artifacts. One of the guides showed us the arch way that Parr, Queen Elizabeth, and Lady Jane Grey would have used to walk from the home to the private chapel. There is also a lovely tomb for Parr in the private chapel. The gardens are simply gorgeous and it's a nice walk through out the castle grounds.
  • A little expensive but it's a nice place to spend a few hours. Lots of interesting exhibits inside and the gardens are pretty. Some of the general flow through the exhibits seems a little random at times when compared to, for example, a large National Trust property but there is a more intimate, less hurried feel a result. Worth seeing.
  • Visited here with our daughter who is five for a picnic and to play on the small play park which used to be free. Only to find that it was going to cost £32 for two adults and a child for the pleasure which was full entry price for the entire grounds. As we were literally only going to be there for a snack and a quick play, we did not feel like paying so had our picnic else where. There really should be a separate, lower price to use the play park area, and not rip people off when the only want to spend a short time using this area. Very disappointed.

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