Sudeley Castle embraces the summer season with the opening of the historic Castle Rooms

Sudley Castle

Historic Cotswold attraction, Sudeley Castle & Gardens, is now fully open for the summer season and ready to welcome visitors back into its 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 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 has a vast artwork collection, the walls are adorned with paintings by Van Dyke and Turner, as well as the Tudor Succession Planning, originally commissioned in 1572 by Elizabeth 1.

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 not just the Castle, you can visit the Pheasantry, home to one of the largest collections of rare and endangered pheasants from across the world. Plus children can enjoy the fully equipped adventure playground, which includes a giant fort, zip wire and  more.

General Manager, Shane Samarawikrema says: “Summer is such a wonderful time for us at Sudeley Castle with our rooms and exhibition now fully open, set against the backdrop of 10 award winning gardens and not forgetting our adventure playground and Pheasantry.

“This is a chance to make magical memories with the whole family, as visitors can fully explore our historic surroundings.”

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.

All tickets for Sudeley Castle must be pre-booked online at