If you are planning a holiday in Gloucestershire and are looking for ideas for things to do in the area then a day out to Sudeley Castle & Gardens in Cheltenham is well worth considering. You will find more details about Sudeley Castle & Gardens together with contact details and a map. If you have not yet booked your holiday in Gloucestershire then take a look at just some of the great holiday cottages in Gloucestershire available shown at the bottom of the page.
Phone: 01242 602 308
|Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’. Sudeley Castle nestles in the Cotswold Hills in the historic town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
The Castle has changed hands over a dozen times during its one thousand year history and today it is the private home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe, Henry and Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and their families.
In addition to our regular and hugely popular events such as the Easter Egg Trail, Rose Week and The Spring Grand Sale, a special exhibition about resident Tudor Queen, Katherine Parr is introduced with a film by Dr David Starkey. The last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII, she came to live at Sudeley after his death and is now entombed in our church, St Mary’s, which is open to visitors. Our Tudor Fun Days, Archery, Literary events and popular talks continue throughout the year. Tours of the private family apartments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This year sees the addition of a new Roman exhibition, featuring a mosaic reconstruction from a Roman villa, once on the Sudeley estate.
Sudeley’s unique Gardens are amongst the finest in England. Our annual Rose Week in June features the centrepiece Queens Garden, which sits on the original Tudor Parterre and billows with hundreds of varieties of old fashioned roses. Overall Sudeley boasts ten stunning gardens, which we are constantly improving and evolving with the help of our design consultant, the eminent Sir Roddy Llewellyn. New for 2013 we introduce guided Garden Tours and Gardening for Wildlife Tours, led by expert Lyn Hall.
The Adventure Playground features a giant wooden play fort for our younger visitors to enjoy; there’s a picnic area and coffee shop serving drinks, light lunches and cakes. The Visitor Centre also a range of vintage items, together with souvenirs and locally produced gifts and crafts. Conservation is a theme on our Wildlife
Holiday cottages in Gloucestershireas a base for visiting Sudeley Castle & Gardens and all that Stroud and Gloucestershire has to offer.
|Violet Cottage in Stroud - Sleeps 5
A self-contained wing of a lovely Cotswold house, enjoying a quiet rural position with glorious views over the Painswick Valley. The charming interior... [more about Violet Cottage]
|The Skydeck in Somerford Keynes - Sleeps 6
The Skydeck is a cracker! Located on Howells Mere and with stunning, far reaching views this is another high quality property in one of the most prest... [more about The Skydeck]
|Daisy Cottage in Lydney - Sleeps 4
Set on the owners busy pastoral farm is this very attractive, detached property. Enjoying its own furnished garden, Daisy Cottage ... [more about Daisy Cottage]
|Pathwell Farm - Ash in Lydney - Sleeps 4
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|Violet Cottage in Stroud - Sleeps 5
Glorious views over Painswick Valley, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Slad village of Laurie Lee fame are close by.... [more about Violet Cottage]
|Jay Barn in Icomb Stow on the Wold - Sleeps 8
Attractive rural surroundings with sweeping views, a suntrap garden and a beautifully appointed and very comfortable interior ensure this converted 19... [more about Jay Barn]
|Gilberts in Ebrington - Sleeps 2
Set amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds, these delightful cottages offer the opportunity for a romantic break, peaceful getaway... [more about Gilberts]
|The Oaks in Icomb Stow on the Wold - Sleeps 5
In beautiful countryside at the heart of the Cotswolds, these converted cottages present an attractive opportunity to explore this lovely region. Whil... [more about The Oaks]
|Harley Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water - Sleeps 3
Ideal touring location
Harley Cottage is a well furnished and tastefully appointed holiday home, set in the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Wa... [more about Harley Cottage]
|Sands Farm Cottages - The Bull Pen in Chipping Sodbury - Sleeps 2
This is a great retreat for a couple with much to see and do all within easy reach. Wales is also accessible from here.... [more about Sands Farm Cottages - The Bull Pen]