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Sudeley Castle

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If you are a member of either National Trust/ English Heritage you get a 20% discount. Although the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Helston, United Kingdom
Great Day at Sudely Castle

This is a hidden gem, we weren't sure about visiting this castle but after getting there, wished we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Corona, CA
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“tudor history”(48 reviews)
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Re-designed and refurbished exhibitions (new for 2018!) telling the story of Sudeley's royal past, Castle rooms, romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit Sudeley Castle...more
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Winchcombe GL54 5JD, England
+44 1242 604244
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a member of either National Trust/ English Heritage you get a 20% discount. Although the castle is quite small it is full of history with a lovely church in the grounds, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant at the castle serves hot and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a hidden gem, we weren't sure about visiting this castle but after getting there, wished we had planned on spending more time. Very interesting history, beautiful grounds and well designed exhibits. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank snorkel_bobCorona_CA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our day at Sudeley learned a lot about Queen Katherine Parr who died here and is buried here. The gardens are splendid. The family that owns the castle had done a great job if presenting its special history.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was closed for the wedding breakfast but we saw the bride, her father and the black-dressed bridesmaids walking from the castle through the rose garden to the guests and the registrar awaiting them. A pretty addition to a very attractive experience in this...More

Thank newscreename2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a lot to love at Sudeley - varying levels of history (ancient stones to start with, and then several levels of royal history, plus people still live here!), and many sites to explore on the grounds (the castle itself, the rose garden, the secret...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Sudeley Castle and Gardens for the day and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Good talk from guide about the rich history with morning coffee and biscuits at the start then explored the castle, church and gardens at leisure. So much to see and lots...More

Thank maryodell
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely small castle, lots of interesting things to see, great information and lots of knowledgeable staff around to give extra info. Loved the church and the resting place of Katherine Parr. Only down side was the cafe/restaurant which was very limited and quite expensive, staff...More

Thank suefrombrighton
Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sue, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and your visit to Katherine Parr's tomb in the Church. We're sorry that your experience in the restaurant was disappointing, our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was done within 15 mins. Countless mentions of Henry VIII who visited it once in his entire life. Not really sure why anyone would want to see collection of caged pheasants either. You need to be seriously into history to enjoy this.More

Thank AndyWCHY
Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Andy, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. Our visitors are fascinated by the Castle's rich history, beautiful gardens and collection of rare-breed pheasants. The references to Henry VIII are to tell Sudeley's royal story and include Henry's ownership of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were in the Cotswolds we visited Sudeley castle. We were fortunate to take a tour from a guide who was excellent in providing the history of the families who actually lived at the castle throughout the years. This is a must see if...More

Thank David M
Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear David, Thank-you for your lovely review, I shall pass your kind words on to the rest of the team. We're so glad that you had an excellent day out with us, and were able to join a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had long wanted to visit Sudeley and was not disappointed, really one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, romantic ruins, fantastic gardens and even exotic birds, I will definitely return.

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21 July 2017|
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Response from Geraldine M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, been away! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Response from Rob C | Reviewed this property |
As per other writers -train then bus is only solution or private car hire -the visit is really worth the effort! Enjoy it!
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Middledene | Reviewed this property |
Well do understand I have not taken kids there but some folk who were there had kids with them. There is a good area around the castle to run, play and inside the guides are interesting and engaging, to depends on the age of... More