- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Picnic area
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years.
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.
New for 2022 is the Sculpture Safari, showcasing an ark full of camels, crocodiles, elephants and more highlighting a peaceful message of coexistence with the natural world.
7 March – 30 October, daily.
Open from 10am – 5pm. Last admission 3pm.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Members can pre-book online through our website but select the complimentary ticket, one for each person visiting. Then on arrival they should show their ticket with their HH card.
Children (3-15 Years): £8.75
Children under 3 Years: Free
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 3-15 years): £48.00.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens extends a very warm welcome to anyone hoping to make a group booking with us.
We offer a number of perks for large parties over 15+ pax including: preferential rates; free places for tour guides and drivers; meal vouchers for drivers; dedicated free coach parking; as well as free familiarisation visits for group leaders.
Group visits must be pre-booked in advance and full information can be found on Sudeley Castle’s website https://sudeleycastle.co.uk/plan-your-visit/group-bookings
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LP
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is situated near Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46) or just 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5. For Satnavs, our postcode is GL54 5LP.
We offer ample FREE parking and disabled parking.
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