Sudeley Castle, located near Winchome was built in the 15th century on the site of a 12th century castle, is steeped with history. The marble tomb where Queen Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII’s sixth wife is buried is at the Chapel of St. Mary’s Sudeley.
The Sudeley Castle played an important role in the history of England for over 1,000 years. The castle has a spectacular garden, maintained and kept to a superior standard. Sudeley is also one of the few castles that is still a residence. Due to this fact, the Sudeley Castle is only open for public visitors at specific dates through the year.
Listed as a Grade I building, it is internationally recognised as an important structure. In March 2014, the castle opened more private rooms, including some that have never previously been open to the public.
The Sudeley Castle features several gardens and exhibitions:
Sudeley Gardens and Stores – The Sudeley gardens has multiple stores and cafes apart from the majestically landscaped gardens within its grounds: The Visitor Centre, The Sudeley Café and Gift Shop, the Tithe Barn and Carp Pond, the Adventure Playground and Picnic Area, the Lost in the Willows maze, the Dungeons, the Terrace Café, Conservatory, Mulberry Garden and Lawn, St. Mary’s Church and a whole lot more.
Cotswold Gardens – Sudeley Castle’s nine individual Costswold Gardens is set against the backdrop of the Cotswold Hills in an area of outstanding beauty.
Exhibitions – The Sudeley Castle is home to multiple exhibitions: The Richard III Exhibition, Roman, Kartherine Parr, Six Wives at Sudeley, Brock: The Tale of the Family Badger exhibition will entertain our younger guests, Emma Dent Collection, Threads of Time: Textile Treasures of Sudeley, and the World War I Exhibition.
The Sudeley Pheasantry – The Pheasantry at Sudeley is proud to be the home of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from all around the world.
Residence – The Sudeley Castle also has Ashley Davies as its Artist in Residency and a harpist in residence within its walls.
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