Sudeley Castle & Gardens
OPEN DAILY UNTIL 21 DECEMBER 2018
PLAYGROUND CLOSURE: Due to urgent tree maintenance, our playground will be closed on 25 and 26 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.
ROAD CLOSURE: Please note, from 27 September – 1 October, Hailes Street, between Vineyard Street and Rushley Lane will be closed.
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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.
Archaeological dig at Sudeley Castle
This Dirty Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help archaeologists unearth an original Tudor garden here at Sudeley Castle… Whilst our 10 award-winning gardens remain popular with visitors, there were other Tudor gardens previously around the castle, some of which fell out of use and gradually vanished from sight. In the 19th century, masonry and other items…Read more
Halloween Children’s Wednesday
Do you dare delve into what lies beneath Sudeley Castle? What will you discover...? A team of archaeologists need help to unravel the gruesome secrets of their bone boxes, and concoct a Medieval cure... Plus get devilishly crafty with arts and crafts activities inspired by skeletons and bones. The archaeologists have also unearthed something…Read more
Christmas Craft Workshops
We're excited to announce a series of new festive craft workshops this year in collaboration with Cheltenham-based Rose and Willow. Bauble deorating Learn how to decorate a set of six Christmas baubles. You will be guided through each step of the way to create your own set of baubles that will make a perfect addition…Read more
Festive Wreath Making
Create your own natural Christmas wreath with expert guidance from Winchcombe-based florist Amber who runs At the Potting Shed. All materials will be provided for you to create your own unique wreath for the festive season. There are two workshops running on December 4 and December 12. The workshop runs from 10am-11.30am and cost £50, which includes…Read more