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Historic Cotswold attraction, Sudeley Castle & Gardens, will open to groups for the new season from 1 April 2022, ready to welcome visitors and groups to explore the stunning grounds and splendid castle interiors. 

Sudeley Castle is a popular group travel destination, ideally situated for coach parties exploring Gloucestershire and the beautiful surrounding Cotswolds, taking in Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, the Midlands and South West. 

Visitors can discover Sudeley’s eventful 1000-year history showcased throughout the recently refurbished Royal Sudeley 1000, Trials, Triumphs and Treasures exhibition and take in the family castle rooms.

Sudeley boasts a vast artwork collection and whether exploring rooms or wandering the corridors, the walls are adorned with paintings by the great masters, such as Van Dyke and Turner, as well as the Allegory of the Tudor Succession painting by Lucas De Heere, originally commissioned in 1572 by Elizabeth I.

Whilst visiting the castles ten exquisite gardens, groups can also see Queen Katherine Parr’s tomb, the last and surviving wife of Henry VIII. Entombed in the magnificently restored St Mary’s Church, Katherine Parr is the only English queen to be buried on private land. 

Visitors can also enjoy a range of freshly prepared light bites and snacks from the Castle Kitchen Pantry, the perfect pit stop on arrival at the castle. The Terrace Café, housed within the Banqueting Hall, also serves an extended menu featuring local ingredients, a selection of delicious hot and cold food and is open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, all bookable in advance.

General Manager, Shane Samarawikrema says: “Sudeley Castle is the perfect destination for coach tours of all sizes and is brimming with English history and heritage. Our Castle guides offer a number of specialist tours, including the History of Sudeley Talk and seasonal Garden Tours.”

There is so much to see and do on a day out at Sudeley Castle, including wandering around the Rare Breed Pheasantry, home to one of the largest collections of rare and endangered pheasants from across the world. For younger visitors the Adventure Playground is a highlight and includes a giant fort, zip wire and plenty of space to run around and play.

Sudeley Castle offers customised packages for groups of 15+ visitors, including admission, talks, tours of the castle and/or its grounds by experienced Guides and Gardeners, and reserved seating in the cafes with pre-ordered refreshments. 

Further information about Sudeley Castle and group bookings can be found at 




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