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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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  • We had no idea of what to expect, but spent several hours learning of the history of the castle, with its royal connections and intrigue. We enjoyed visiting the ruins and exploring the many gardens. ...  more »
  • We were not entirely sure whether we would enjoy this visit as much as say a National Trust House but we were wrong. A house with a riveting history through Tudor and Stuart years with a strong family...  more »
  • We spent most of the day exploring the castle and its grounds. The family connection with the Tudors is fascinating, particularly in relation to Katherine Parr.  more »
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  • Brilliant experience visiting this castle and the wonderful gardens. The gardens are amazing. The castle is fantastic. The video shows are informative and really add to the positive experience. My friend and I had a brilliant day. We had a cream tea him at there and thus was also excellent. Well worth a day out there. We could have spent even more time there than we did and hopefully will go back soon.
  • A great event held in the castle grounds. Felt like it was a bit quiet but for the first year running it wasn't too bad. Great ideas happening and I wish it to return next year. Made a lovely backdrop to some fantasy photos, just wish we could have gotten in almost the entrance way for more.
  • Brilliant castle to visit. Really beautiful and interesting history. The grounds are lovely too and the adventure playground. The children really enjoyed it. Restaurant served excellent food for lunch too.
  • Excellent tour, grounds were beautiful. Very interesting. Would go back for another visit. Gardens and pheasants kept my interest. Great gift shop and cafe. Do not miss the opportunity to visit!
  • Excellent visit. Started with a tour guide explaining 1000 plus years of history in the area. The guide was superb, Rosalind or similar name. Made the tour with her enthusiasm and historical detail. Then a self run visit from dungeons and rooms plus the ruins and gardens. Good facilities and restaurant. Well worth a visit.
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