Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years.
Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds’, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day.
Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre.
The Pheasantry at Sudeley houses a collection of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world as part of Sudeley’s programme of breeding and conservation.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. Today visitors can explore the beautiful 15th century church where she lies entombed.
The whole family can explore the castle’s fascinating past and enjoy a host of exciting events throughout the year. Children will love scaling the wooden fort and whizzing on the zip wire in the famed Adventure Playground, as well as tackling the brand new 10-piece assault course.
Children’s Wednesday – Knights & Princesses
Medieval mayhem returns to Sudeley as we invite your little lords and ladies to get into training! Knight School with Griffin Historical will train the knee-high knights with junior jousting and get them battle ready. The princesses will be pampered with mini make-overs and the chance to make their own flower tiaras with Flowers of…Read more
[gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="7001,7118,7007,7144,6998"] We celebrate our beautiful gardens with special garden tours and Pimms on the Lawn with accompanying harp music by our resident harpist, Alys Winchcombe. More information coming soon. [button type="large" color="black" link="http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/visit-us/events/" icon="icon-name" ]Back to Full Event Listings[/button]Read more
Tudor Fun Day
[gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="6839,7050,6712"] Come with us back to 1535 with a royal visit from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn who will be delighted to meet you, their loyal subjects, whilst taking in the beautiful gardens and the entertainment of the day. Join them in admiring the grace and skills of the birds of prey with…Read more
[gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="5347,7638,6693,5322,6868,9235,5352"] Back by popular demand, our Children's Wednesdays return! Each Wednesday in the summer holidays we provide added fun and play to your day with activities and shows for the whole family. Every week we will have: History and Time Travel Shows with Condensed Histories Dragons Tales from Agent Green: The Dragon Whisperer…Read more