Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults


Indoor & Outdoor



With a fascinating history that spans over 1,000 years, 10 magnificent gardens and an estate located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Sudeley Castle is rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to do in the Cotswolds’.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens is now fully open for the summer season and ready to welcome visitors by throwing open the doors to its treasured castle rooms and Royal Sudeley exhibition for the first time this year!

The inside areas including exhibitions, castle rooms and St Mary’s Church are all now open to visitors, having been closed for the last 15 months. Visitors can discover the castles eventful 1000-year history showcased throughout the recently refurbished Royal Sudeley 1000, Trials, Triumphs and Treasures exhibition and take in the private 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 Tudor Succession Planning, originally commissioned in 1572 by Elizabeth 1.

Purchase your tickets here for a memorable day out for all the family. 

  • Open daily until 31 October 2023.
  • Open from 10am until 5pm.
  • Last admission is at 3pm 
  • Castle open 11am - 4pm
  • Visitors are required to choose an arrival time when booking. Once in the grounds, you are welcome to stay until closing
  • Please note during the 2023 season Sudeley Castle will be closed 6 May and 5 August

Admission Tickets- Save 10% online and BOOK HERE

Adults - £17.55

Children - £7.88 - (3 - 15 years)

Infants - Free - (under 3 years old)

Family Ticket £43.20 (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 3 - 15 years)

  • Carers of disabled visitors will receive free admission. Click here for our access information.
  • Tickets cannot be transferred or refunded in the event of non-attendance.
  • Prices include VAT and are subject to alterations without notice.

Animal Ark 🦁

There are more than 50 handmade sculptures in total and other key features of the Animal Ark include the castle’s Birdsong Garden, in which visitors can hear a musical composition of British birds by the English acoustic ecologist and conservationist Cosmo Sheldrake.

Sudeley’s Animal Ark promises a family adventure in the natural world, with plenty to spark visitors’ imaginations and raise awareness of work being undertaken to conserve wildlife all corners of the planet. The digital treasure hunt across the castle grounds will also allow explorers to search for wildlife from the past and discover lesser known spots across the 10 award winning gardens. Look out for the lynx in the Sudeley’s 200 year old Yew hedges! 

This exhibit is included in the admissions ticket price. 

Whilst exploring the castles award winning gardens, visitors also have the opportunity to see Queen Katherine Parr’s tomb, the last and surviving wife of Henry VIII. Entombed in the restored St Mary’s Church, Katherine Parr is the only English queen to be buried on private land. 

There is so much to see and do on a full day out at Sudeley Castle and families will love exploring the Pheasantry, home to one of the largest collections of rare and endangered pheasants from across the world. To top off a jam-packed visit, children can let off some steam in the fully equipped adventure playground, with a giant fort, zip wire and so much more!

With all the facilities at the castle now open, 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 hot and cold food and speciality coffees.

We regret that dogs are not allowed in the Castle grounds or Gardens – including the Children’s Play area – apart from registered assistance dogs. Dogs are welcome at the Visitor Centre.

All tickets for Sudeley Castle must be pre-booked online and are on sale now with limited availability at weekends, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD

Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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