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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.  

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.

This exhibition is free for Historic Houses members. 

Today’s opening hours

5 March to 21 December, every day, 10am to 5pm (4pm after 28 October).


5 March to 21 December, every day, 10am to 5pm (4pm after 28 October).


Find Us
Find us

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.

A bus service operates between Winchcombe and Cheltenham or Broadway.

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Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults/Concession: £16.50
Children (3-15 Years): £7.50
Children under 3 Years: Free
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 3-15 years): £43.00

More admission details

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

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 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.

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Upcoming events

28 Apr - 29 Oct 2018

Royal Sudeley 1,000, Trials, Triumphs and Treasures

The newly refurbished exhibition includes a remarkable collection of priceless objects and curiosities.
Among them are a tragic queen’s love letters, a Victorian pedometer and a long-lost Roman stone God previously thought missing for more than 100 years and later found hidden away in a cupboard at Sudeley Castle. 

Numerous items of historic significance are also on display, such as a lock of Katherine Parr’s hair, her prayer book and an intricate lace christening canopy believed to have been worked on by Anne Boleyn for the christening of her daughter, Elizabeth I.

The exhibition offers insights into the lives of the current chatelaine of the castle, Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe, who has lived at Sudeley for 49 years, and her children Henry and Mollie. It includes a room devoted to their much-loved pet badger, Brock, who lived with the family in the late 60s and early 70s.
It also includes for the first time, objects brought into the collection by Lady Ashcombe’s second husband, Harry Ashcombe, whose grandmother, Alice Keppel, is represented by fascinating memorabilia from her relationship with Edward VII.

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When you choose to hold your wedding at Sudeley Castle you will not only be part of our history, but you will be sharing the most beautiful and historic castle and stunning grounds. Nestled within its’ own Cotswold valley, surrounded with wooded rolling hills and designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, you and your partner will be one of the lucky few able to get married at this exclusive venue, with only a limited number of weddings held here each year.

Each wedding is crafted between the couple and our dedicated team to produce your very own idea of perfection. We listen and we advise and we work together to create your dream.


Sudeley Castle Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside.