Sudeley Castle & Gardens
The castle and grounds are closed until the Spectacle of Light, which will run from the 8th – 30th December on selected nights from 5pm onwards. Find out more here
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.
Spectacle of Light
8th December - 30th December 2017 on selected dates. Following great success in 2016, Spectacle of Light is returning this winter with exciting new additions to the whole illuminated trail.Read more
Open for 2018 season!
Join us for another fantastic and now extended season as Sudeley Castle opens from 5th March until 21st December! We are busy planning a variety of events for you and will release information very soon!Read more