Sudeley Castle

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Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle Queens Garden - Credit to Xander Casey

Sudeley Castle

Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’.

The Castle has changed hands over a dozen times and today it is the private home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe, Henry and Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and their families.

A special exhibition about resident Tudor Queen, Katherine Parr features a film by Dr David Starkey. The last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII, she lived at Sudeley after his death and is now entombed in St Mary’s church in the grounds.

Tudor Fun Days, literary events and family activities continue throughout the year. New for 2013: A Roman exhibition, Garden Tours and Gardening for Wildlife Tours.

Sudeley’s unique Gardens are amongst the finest in England. The centrepiece Queens Garden sits on the original Tudor Parterre and billows with hundreds of varieties of old fashioned roses. Overall Sudeley boasts ten stunning gardens, under the guidance of consultant Sir Roddy Llewellyn.

An Adventure Playground and Wildlife Trail along with regular Owl Talks in the Pheasantry provide family entertainment.
Tours of the private family apartments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Open daily from 10am until 5pm Monday 7th March 2016 to Sunday 30th October 2016

Admission Prices 2016

Adults - £14.50
Concessions - £13.50
Children (5-15 Years) - £5.50
Children under 5 Years - Free
Family Ticket (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) - £37.50

HHA Members Free
CPRE Card Holders 50% discount (available in the Visitor Centre)
English Heritage Card Holders 20% discount (available in the Visitor Centre)

12 Month Pass (valid from date of purchase for 12 months during open season)
Adults - £26.00
Children (5-15 Years) - £11.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults and 3 Children) - £65.00

Contact Information

Address: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD

Recorded Information: 01242 604357

General Information/Estate Office: 01242 602308 (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm)

Visitor Centre: 01242 604244 (During Open Season Only)

Page last updated 16/08/2016 21:02:22

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