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Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe
(4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We went to see the Spectacle of light in the grounds of Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe. Sudeley castle is linked to Henry VIII and his last wife Catherine Parr. It was fantastic to see the castle and it...  more »
  • Lovely evening, bit of confusion about where to park though. Route well lit and marked out, staff on duty all around garden. Lovely music accompanied lights and thoroughly enjoyed the mulled wine and ...  more »
  • Sudeley Castle Festival of Light delivers what it says - beautifully lit castle and grounds with accompanying classical music. Parking was simple and well organised, entry was easy with pre-printed e-...  more »
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  • Came here during a Halloween ghost story event which also included a magic show. Great for the kids, but can also be enjoyable for adults. The castle itself is interesting to walk around with lots of information about it's history available to read.
  • Outstanding castle and gardens, close to Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. A privately run castle in a beautiful country setting. The gardens are well cared for. The castle has a long, rich and sometimes war torn history, including being the home of Katherine Parr, Queen of England and one of the six wives of Henry the Eighth. The staff were approachable and knowledgeable. A gem of a castle. I would visit again when in the area of the Cotswolds.
  • A well preserved castle set in lovely grounds. In the summer they host various shows and events. Very expensive.
  • Beautiful gardens. Quite an idylic location... Worth visiting.
  • Beautiful castle and extensive grounds.