the Castle and beautiful garden and grounds

Sudeley Castle Winchcombe Gloucestershire

The history of Sudeley Castle and its award-winning gardens spans over a thousand years and contains many varied tales of royal associations, wars and periods of neglect and subsequent restoration.



The Castle has changed hands over a dozen times during its history and today it is the private home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe, Henry and Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and their families. 

Sudeley’s glorious gardens are amongst the very best in England, from the centrepiece Queens' Garden, billowing with hundreds of varieties of old fashioned roses, to the Herbal Healing Garden which was introduced for the 2010 season. 

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Sudeley Castle is situated just a few miles to the north east of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.

We encourage you to take time to see the fascinating exhibitions which explore the story of Sudeley’s history and the prominent characters who have visited or lived at the Castle.  Although the Castle remains a family home, the 16th Century west wing which houses the exhibitions and coffee shop, St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr lies buried, the gardens, pheasantry, medieval ruins and adventure playground are for you to explore and experience at your leisure. The private furnished rooms are available to see on selected weekdays – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only – as part of our guided Connoisseur Tours. 

For general visitor information, please call our Visitor Centre on 01242 604244 between 10am and 5pm Monday to Sunday (during open season only), or our Recorded Information Line on 01242 604357. 

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are located on the edge of the estate, midway between the Castle and the historic town of Winchcombe. This small attractive complex of Cotswold stone cottages is set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking.