Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Road Closure update: North Street in Winchcombe is closed but the B4632 is now open.
Saturday 1st of October 2016: Please be advised that the Terrace Cafe will be closed all day due to a private function. Light snacks and drinks will be available from the Sudeley Cafe located in the Visitor Centre. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
During the half-term week we will have some Halloweek activities for all the family! Not for the faint-hearted, the 'Cabinet of the Curious and Strange' Halloween Magic Shows will be held in one of our dungeons. 'Nightshade: Wise Woman of the Woods' will be storytelling. Go on a Ghost Tour with one of our Guides…Read more
On our final day of the season we will hold a special Halloween event that will spook, entertain and round off our Halloweek and season with style! As during the week, we will have: Halloween magic shows with the 'Cabinet of the Curious and Strange'. Storytelling with 'Nightshade: Woman of the Woods'. Ghost Tours with…Read more
Spectacle of Light
After dark, for the very first time in December, the Castle and grounds will come to life through a wonderful spectacle of light and sound. Explore this secret world as you follow a trail of light around the magical gardens and into the romantic ruins. Experience the breathtaking effect as the night-time enchantment of this castle…Read more
Carols at the Castle
Our annual charity Christmas Carols event returns and this year takes place with the impressive backdrop of the castle as we move onto the North Lawn. Winchcombe Community Choir will sing traditional carols mixed with sing-a-long songs accompanied by the wonderful music from the Cheltenham Salvation Army Band. Seasonal hot drinks and treats will be available from the Terrace…Read more