For the health, safety, and comfort of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we have decided to continue with some of our safety measures after 19 July.
Admission time slots and capacities will still be in operation and we encourage you to book online in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are often still available to purchase on the morning of your visit, but during the summer holidays, we recommend booking in advance if you have a set date in mind. Our admissions entrance will still be via our outside window at the Visitor Centre and a site map will be available for you to take a photo of with directional signage on site. The Gift Shop will operate a queue system when busy.
We recommend our visitors, staff, and volunteers continue to wear masks inside the Exhibitions and Castle Rooms and maintain social distancing when possible.
The Exhibitions and Castle Rooms will become free-flow, with no ‘rule of 6’ in operation, however, if the Guides and Volunteers feel these areas are becoming crowded, you may be asked to queue for a moment before entering.
We encourage you to use our hand sanitiser stations and wash your hands regularly during your visit.
As always, please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or should be self-isolating.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sudeley this summer and hope you enjoy your welcoming and safe visit with us!
Access and Mobility
We recognise that a historic site can present access difficulties. Please view our access information and full access statement which aims to accurately describe the facilities we offer to all visitors.
We have 2 manual ‘off-road’ wheelchairs available. To reserve for your visit, please contact the Visitor Centre on 01242 604244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets and Admissions
We advise pre-booking tickets online to guarantee entry. A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase at the door, subject to availability. If you have any difficulties with purchasing tickets online, please contact our Visitor Centre on 01242 604244 or email email@example.com.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a member of Historic Houses only and their members receive free standard admission. Sudeley Castle remains a privately owned residence and therefore do not offer discounts to National Trust or English Heritage Members.
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates and times. Tickets can be purchased online on the day if capacity has not been reached.
Historic House members can book tickets by using the ‘Partner Offer or Complimentary Ticket” option on the Book Tickets page.
Admission gift vouchers can be redeemed online by selecting the "Partner Offer or Complimentary Ticket" option.
For Afternoon Tea gift vouchers, please contact us directly to discuss your options at firstname.lastname@example.org
Select “Partner Offer or Complimentary Ticket” on the Book Tickets page, and one full paying adult ticket. Gardener’s World 2-4-1 card must be shown on arrival.
Yes the play area is part of the Castle and Gardens and an admission ticket is required. We have one standard admission ticket which covers the whole site.
We have one standard admission ticket that includes access to the Castle, gardens and play area.
We regret that dogs are not allowed in the castle grounds or gardens - including the children’s play area - apart from registered assistance dogs. Dogs are welcome at the Visitor Centre and Pantry.
There are also footpaths surrounding the grounds including the Cotswold Way, the Wardens Way and the Gloucestershire Way perfect for dog walks, with views of the castle.
Filming and Photography
Visitors are welcome to take photographs throughout the exhibitions and in the Church.
The only area photography is not permitted is within the private Castle Rooms where the family reside. Guides, Volunteers, and signage will define these areas for you on your visit.
Drones are not permitted without prior consent. Drone pilots must request access from the estate office before visiting and will be required to show appropriate documentation including pilots’ licence and insurance.
Food and Beverage
The Pantry café, located next to the Visitor Centre is accessible for free. The restaurant at the Castle requires an admission ticket to access.
Yes, we have a picnic area adjacent to and within our Adventure Playground.
Tables, benches, and chairs are also placed outside the Pantry and restaurant for visitors who have purchased food on site. Other benches are also available within the gardens.
We do not currently offer an Afternoon Tea option, but we do have a selection of fresh sandwiches and cake available to purchase.
If you have lost something within our grounds, please visit the Visitor Centre during your visit, or contact them afterwards with a description of the item on 01242 604244 or email@example.com
For satnavs, please use the postcode GL54 5LP for entrance to the visitor car park
Large vehicle access is via Rushley Lane using postcode GL54 5JD