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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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  • You can walk from Winchcombe instead of bring your car, the ride is short and very pleasant. We bring food for a picnic in the gardens, before entering the Castle. There is also a cafeteria there same and bathrooms. The gardens are stunning and incredibly care. The castle itself is prettier outside inside, or at least to us exposure who have assembled we not love. Impressive also to the collection of pheasants that have, which is to go back to the visitor center. Very interesting to visit.
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  • A very informative and easy to navigate castle. The historians are friendly and well educated on the property. The photo opportunities are excellent and the grounds are beautiful, not too big, whole t...  more »
  • The castle is a 15th century construction by Ralph Bottler, who was created Baron Sudeley around that time. It has everything you expect from an English castle and a long and sordid link to the royals...  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.