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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 trip to Winchcombe, use our Winchcombe travel route planner .
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  • My and I enjoyed our visit today. We used our Tesco vouchers for entry. Plenty to see and do and learn about the royal connection to this part of Gloucestershire. There is something for all ages and t...  more »
  • Nice sunny day for a visit. Access via the village of Winchcombe, streets are very narrow due to parked cars and oncoming vehicles give no quarter! Plenty of parking at the castle, discount on entry i...  more »
  • A great day out. We have been to most stately homes/ castles in England but have never visited here. There is a lot to see. With informative films in various rooms. It offers National Trust members a ...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle with a wide variety of history! There are multiple buildings to go in, ruins, and lovely gardens. My favorite part is the little chapel where Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII is buried. It is a wonderful place to spend a day exploring. There is a bus from Cheltenham with a maybe half mile lovely walk to castle from the bus stop.
  • Very enjoyable visit and lots of information about the history of the Castle and the owning families. Many rooms to see with a lovely long room and a nice cafe/restaurant. Seeing the last resting place of Kathrine Parr who once lived there in the lovely Chapel was of itself worth the visit. This is not a National Trust property.
  • Lovely place. Not as much to see as you might expect inside. Gardens are very nice. Tea and coffee are very expensive for what you get. Good summer holiday activities laid on, and great play equipment.
  • Wonderful place, both the interiors and the gardens. It's an ideal place for a family day out. There is also a nice restaurant with affordable prices
  • Felt more like visiting a museum than a castle. Some interesting fact but very little of the interior to see as wall are boarded up and the rooms filled with glass cabinets containing coins, artifacts, spectacles etc. Not what we went to see. We visit many castles and stately homes this one being the most disappointing and over priced
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