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Sudeley Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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I came here with my husband and mother-in-law because we were looking for historical locations in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Large old stately castle

The castle and gate houses are substantial and the former is still occupied although part has been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bruce M
Sydney, Australia
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“katherine parr”(249 reviews)
“tudor history”(49 reviews)
“lady jane grey”(24 reviews)
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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All reviews katherine parr tudor history lady jane grey well worth a visit stately home resting place king henry viii banqueting hall private house gardens are beautiful terrace cafe english history tudor times open to the public on display civil war knot garden
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here with my husband and mother-in-law because we were looking for historical locations in the area that were actually open! And this place was wonderful. We got to see the tomb of Katharine Parr, as well as the ruins of Richard III's banqueting...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle and gate houses are substantial and the former is still occupied although part has been left in ruins.n As we needed to get away and continue our Cotswold hike, couldn't wait for the opening so were content with a stroll around the grounds...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. No national trust or english heritage open locally in November - but Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham was open and a delight to visit. Something for everyone. Imaginatively laid out tour through the castle exhibition re history and those who have lived...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sudeley Castle is a beautiful place to experience. It's inspirational, rich in history, and has such an interesting environment. Major props go to the families that not only kept up the castle, but also left the frameworks of ruins throughout the compound. They are truly...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to another destination, when we decided to take a detour to visit this castle. We are glad that we did. A great look at an earlier time - well preserved and fascinating chapel!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The romantic ruins of the old castle and the renovations make this a place to savour. The castle oozes history and yet is a lovely family home. The gardens are restful and serene - the knot garden is delightful and the fountain with all the...More

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Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon! Many thanks for your lovely review, I shall pass on your kind words to the wider team, particularly about the gardens. We are very proud to be the resting place of Katherine Parr, and so pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting St...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in the lead-up to Halloween (not by design) and it was fun to be greeted by staff in full make-up and costume. The castle put on a great set of activities for kids, including a very lifelike and lifesize dinosaur! The castle is...More

Thank mareepsasja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Sudley Castle. We chose a great time to visit, just after half term so the place was relatively quiet and free of crowds. Lots of rooms to wander around in and learn about the castle and its occupants of...More

Thank myatraveller
Sudeley C, Visitor Services Team at Sudeley Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit, it's wonderful to hear that you spent the day with us exploring the Castle, ruins and gardens. We're so pleased that you enjoyed learning about the Castle's 1000 year history and associations with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk around the site is cleverly designed to show the buildings/ruins/gardens off to best effect. The ruins were indeed very romantic and quite beautiful - not something one normally says about ruins. We will revisit in the summer to see the place in full...More

Thank Zoopeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic mansion hit its peak at the time of great conflict in England. Richard III stayed there before the battle that saw him killed, so the owners ended up on the wrong team. Later Henry VIII’s final wife lived and died there. Katherine Parr...More

Thank Nigel N
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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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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