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.
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 Wildwood Tales and Lost Legends of Britain with Nightshade, Wise Woman…Read more
Katherine Parr Day
Join us as we celebrate the life of Queen Katherine Parr who lived, died and is entombed here at Sudeley. Katherine Parr will be walking the grounds in her stunning full-portrait gown, with Thomas Seymour and other guests. She will be happy to meet and welcome you all. There will be poetry with Ruth Stacey in St.…Read more
‘Tudor Ambition’ – Talk & Book Signing with Lauren Mackay & Elizabeth Norton
As an addition to our 'Katherine Parr Day' we are delighted to be hosting two historians to give their joint talk and book signing event, their topic 'Tudor Ambition' and the relationships between Katherine Parr, Elizabeth Tudor and the Seymours. Lauren Mackay is an historian whose focus of study goes beyond familiar historical figures and…Read more
Classic Car Rally
With kind permission of the family, this event will be held on the private North Lawn, directly in front of the Castle for a spectacular backdrop once again! Car clubs & groups who register together will be designated their own parking area on the lawn Fee of £5 per car inc. driver & guest when registered…Read more