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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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  • Due to Oliver Cromwell this is an interesting mixture of styles and periods. Was once where Catherine Parr lived and was buried. The grounds include a lovely knot garden, some amazing yew trees and a ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • We were 2 adults and 2 children. He agreed to a weekend when there was a setting with characters and events related to Ricardo III, which made that the visit was very curious and fun for the whole family. There were plenty of actors representing characters of all kinds, from Ricardo III the Queen, soldiers doing guard, noble, cooks and maids, a lady who explained curiosities about dyes, even the horse of the King! Several of them were offered to teach you as different weapons were used carpentry, falconry and many more. Very entertaining and fun for all. As for the castle itself, we loved even though we have seen castles with more interesting interiors. The gardens are very nice. I recommend the visit, especially on the occasion of any setting that give life to the Castle.
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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.