£65.00 per person
Located in the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years. The castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. The castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens.
From the Blackmore Vale area, we take you directly to Sudeley Castle with stunning views of the Cotswold Hills. With royal connections spanning a thousand years, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past.
The castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200-acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queen’s Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre.
Sudeley Castle remains the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds – Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII, who lived and died in the castle. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth I and Richard III have all played part in Sudeley’s story. King Charles I found refuge here during the Civil War, following its “slighting” on Cromwell’s orders at the end of the Civil War, Sudeley lay neglected and derelict for nearly 200 years. Sudeley Castle and Gardens is now the home of Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe and her son, daughter and their families.
During your visit there is much to see and do including 10 magnificent gardens, the Caste exploring its history, look at the exhibitions and visit St Marys Church which is the resting place of Queen Katherine Parr.
Depart Stalbridge: TBC
Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change