Sudeley Castle & Gardens

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, 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 Cotswolds visit, the castle has played an important role in England’s history, boasting royal connections stretching back over 1,000 years and 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.

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Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Castle Street, WINCHCOMBE, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD

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About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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