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Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

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With royal connections dating back over 1,000 years, Sudeley Castle stands as one of the few British castles left still in residence. The remains of Katherine Parr--the last of King Henry VIII's wives--lie buried within the 15th-century church. The castle contains numerous treasures from multiple eras, ranging from ancient Roman times to the present. Numerous award-winning gardens are settled among the ancient ruins, their meticulous restoration and upkeep complementing the castle. Tours inside the house occur only on particular days, so check in advance to avoid disappointment. To visit Sudeley Castle on your trip to Winchcombe, use our Winchcombe travel route planner .
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  • This historic castle literally rose from 200 year old ashes to bring five hundred years of British history back to life with both beauty and taste. It is the work of a dedicated family that has put it...  more »
  • Admission is a dozen pounds and it is a well-spent sum. Beautiful garden, interesting exhibitions inside the palace and of course the burial place of the last wife of Henry VIII.
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  • Excellent visit. Started with a tour guide explaining 1000 plus years of history in the area. The guide was superb, Rosalind or similar name. Made the tour with her enthusiasm and historical detail. Then a self run visit from dungeons and rooms plus the ruins and gardens. Good facilities and restaurant. Well worth a visit.
  • Had an excellent visit with my family. The kids loved the adventure play area and the willow maze. The gardens were beautiful too. It has an amazing history and I'd recommend the guidebook which outlines all the interactions with the English monarchy over time.
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