Located only eight miles from the picturesque Broadway, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a much-loved family home as well as a popular visitor attraction with award-winning gardens.
A must-see on any visit to The Cotswolds, the castle has played an important role in England’s history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years.
Visitors are offered the chance to walk in the footsteps of past kings and queens including Richard III, Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey. It is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds.
The last of Henry VIII’s six wives, Katherine Parr lived and died in the castle. She is now entombed in a beautiful 15th century church found within the gardens.
Inside, the castle contains many fascinating treasures including the highly-anticipated ‘20 Treasures of Sudeley’. A collection of artefacts and works of art of great historical importance which include Katherine Parr’s love letters, lacework reputedly made by Anne Boleyn, bed hangings made for Marie Antoinette and Charles I’s personal beer jugs.
Sudeley Castle’s magnificent gardens are world-renowned, providing variety and colour from spring through to autumn. 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 admired the hundreds of varieties of roses found in the garden.
A pheasantry, adventure playground with picnic area, gift shop and Terrace Café in the banqueting hall complete the perfect day out.
Until November 2023, enjoy the Animal Ark experience where visitors are invited on an animal odyssey across the castle grounds that begins with an Augmented Reality (AR) treasure hunt, before venturing into a brand new reserve area, where habitats from Kenya, China, Tibet, India and even the North Pole have been evoked for life-sized animal sculptures.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£19.50 per ticket|
|Children 3-15 years (under 3s free)||£8.75 per ticket|
|Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children)||£48.00 per ticket|
Prices are a guide only and may change
Book online from April to November to visit the Castle and gardens, and you can save 10%!
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- AA Awards AA COVID Confident Scheme 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Childrens Play Area
- No Dogs
- Plant Sales
- On-Site café/restaurant - Licenced restaurant, 80 maximum capacity, open 1030-1700, additional seating on the terrace weather permitting. Cater for vegetarians and vegans. Children's menu. Cream teas.
- Picnic Site
Children & Infants
- Facilities for children
- Available for wedding receptions
- Cater for groups
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Licenced for civil marriages
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- Approx length of visit - 02:30
- Celebrity connection
- Film or TV location
- In countryside
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 20
- No Smoking Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Can be packages by 3rd parties
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Dutch printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups - Of the interior of the castle only
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals - Of the interior of the castle only
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
|2023 (12 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
* Last admission one hour before closing.
Nearest major road is M5. Follow the signs for Winchcombe (approx 12 miles east of M5)and Sudeley Castle will be indicated.
Public Transport Directions
A bus service operates between Winchcombe and Cheltenham or Broadway.