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Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

Categories: Castles, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 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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  • We had a lovely time at sudeley once we got started! It was a week day so maybe there were fewer volunteers but we couldn't find the entrance! A very nice lady finally helped us back to the start afte...  read more »
  • Spent a gorgeous Sunday enjoying the gardens and exploring the Castle. Interesting, helpful guides, a simply wonderful way to spend the day. 
  • Sudeley castle is a beautiful property set in wonderful gardens. Staff were very helpful. There was a medieval re-enactment over the weekend. Loads to see and do.Brilliant !! 
  • Came here during the easter break and was delighted to see that a lot of the flowers were already in full bloom. The gardens here are absolutely beautiful and appear to be well maintained with tender loving care. What interested me about the castle was it's history which fascinated me. Make sure you visit the chapel which is the final resting place of Catherine Parr - the last wife of King Henry VIII. The castle building itself inside is more like a museum with a great collection of different things collected by current and previous owners of the castle, and there isn't really much about the castle itself to see and I didn't find it too interesting. If you have time, have a chat with the many staff who are very friendly and will have their own lovely stories and history tales to tell. There appear to be a lot of activities and events for the children here, so it should be a great day out for all the family. There is also a cafe here for you to grab a bite to eat and take a break, as well as a gift shop. All in all, I think anyone that comes here won't be Disappointed, and I throughly enjoyed my visit, but I don't think you will miss anything if you can't fit it into your itinerary either. If you book your tickets online in advance you get 10 percent off.
  • Just like any other average castle. The garden and the grounds around are ok. Inside the castle; below average in terms of the contents on display. A couple of the rooms are kept well. The guide staff within the castle were very friendly, helpful and chatty. You have half a day's worth of "things to do", a bit pricy for what you get. Still a good day out with kids. Don't miss the birds especially the peacock.
  • Looked in yesterday for a potential visit but with a total cost of over £40.00 for entry & a light lunch for a not-too-well-off couple, thought we'd give it a miss. Appalled to see the tiny £1-odd reduction for concessions. This bit of Cotswold history is really just a for-profit business that has jacked up entry fees as much as they dare. Very sad to see.
  • saw this castle advertised in a leaflet in our hotel, my girlfriend and I were pleasently surprised. The castle grounds are lovely, well kept. We enjoyed looking at the brids and pheasents in the pheasentry, even had a pheasent join us on our walk!!! the the chapel is very pretty and in an idealic setting. This would be a lovely place to get married. The inside of the castle has a lot of history, though I was disspointed only some of the castle was viewable inside. the reason for this is people still live here so understandably they need to keep some of the castle private. There are staff dotted around inside the castle who are all very knowledgeable and welcome questions. I highly reccomend coming here, the price is reasonable too
  • Not much to see. Expensive and terrible food. Lovely grounds though.
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