Sudeley Castle has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. The castle was a base for Richard III during the Wars of the Roses and saw battle during the Civil War – look out for the cannon ball hole that can still be seen in the Octagon Tower.
Inside, the castle contains many fascinating treasures from ancient Roman times to the present day, discover the ’20 treasures of Sudeley’ and visit the extensive exhibitions – including the castle’s rare textile collection – which bring to life the rich history of one of England’s most royally-connected castles.
Outside, there are 1,200 acres of beautiful grounds and striking ruins to explore. Sudeley Castle’s gardens are world-renowned, providing variety and colour from spring through to autumn. The centrepiece is the Queen’s Garden – so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once admired the hundreds of varieties of roses found in the garden.
In addition, the Knot Garden, which is typical of the Elizabethan era, is designed based on the pattern of a dress worn by Elizabeth I, a portrait of which hangs in the castle.
Sudeley Castle is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds. Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives, lies entombed in the beautiful 15th century church found within the award-winning gardens.
Individuals, couples, families, groups and schools are guaranteed an enriching experience and a day to remember when visiting Sudeley Castle.
A new family attraction ‘‘Lost in the Willows’ which is inspired by the classic children’s novel, The Wind in the Willows. Working alongside Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the living maze and dipping pond feature family favourites Ratty, Mole and Badger.
Open daily from Monday 6th March, 10am to 5pm. A full calendar of events is planned, visit www.sudeleycastle.co.uk for further information.
Admission prices at Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Children (5-15 years): £6.00 Under 5s: FREE
Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children): £43.00
Adult 12 month pass: £28
Family 12 month pass: £75
Quote Historic2017 for a 10% online discount
Group admission prices at Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Group adults: £12.50
Group concessions: £11.50
Children (5-15 years): £5.50 Under 5s: FREE
FREE admission for Tour Leaders
Accommodation is available for up to 40 people, with 2-5 sharing accommodation in Sudeley Castle & Gardens’ country cottage complex. The cottages are all centred around the Chandos Hall, a beautifully converted ancient smithy providing an excellent venue for the smaller conference, seminar, training or team-building weekend.
What could be more romantic than a wedding in the grounds of one of the most romantic castles in England, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold Hills? Sudeley Castle & Gardens has years of wedding venue experience, hosting everything from lavish celebrity weddings to more intimate and private ceremonies.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a truly special venue. Rich in history, with over 1,200 acres of grounds, romantic ruins and award winning gardens, it provides the perfect setting for any wedding.
Corporate Hospitality & Private Parties
The beautiful settings at Sudeley Castle & Gardens combine to provide the perfect venue for a variety of corporate and private functions. From high profile conferences, exclusive evening dinners or outdoor team building activities, the Sudeley Castle & Gardens event team will assist by providing the very best in event management.