Sudeley Castle & Gardens
27 April – 22 May: Due to Castle Street being closed for maintenance work we are experiencing some traffic around the castle, especially when exiting. We apologise for the inconvenience.
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.
Victorian May Day
We are delighted to be joined by the wonderful 'Steamhorse' to add a different twist to our annual Victorian May Day! Steamhorse specialise in providing original and interactive entertainment for all ages and will be bringing their Victorian themed Circus and Horse Show to Sudeley. Event Schedule: 10am - 4pm: Side shows including Victorian Fortune Teller…Read more
Giffords Circus presents 'Any Port in a Storm' – the 2017 Baroque inspired show. Another great international team including a Cuban troupe, a Hungarian Csikos rider and a Ukrainian flyer. Household favourite Tweedy returns to run amok alongside our fabulous Giffords Circus band. A roaring tempest of a show. For more information and tickets please…Read more
Family Fun Day
Our annual Family Fun Day returns with a whole day of activities, shows and entertainment for all ages! New for 2017, we have the ''World's Tallest Bubbleologist"! Tall Will is 6'10" and is also a brilliant stilt walker! He is a very experienced and talented Bubbleologist with an amazing repertoire of bubble tricks - from giant…Read more
Children’s Wednesday – Knights & Princesses
Calling all heroic Knights and fairy tale Princesses! Join Griffin Historical at Knight School to learn all the skills to become a mighty knight of Sudeley Castle. Have a Princess make-over with glamorous Alex and create your own flower garland headband with Flowers of Fun. Be entertained and amazed by the wonderful Condensed Histories as he…Read more