Visit Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castel is open to the public. The grounds are lovely to walk around in and there are many things to see such as a chapel, water features, out buildings, formal garden areas, and ruins. There is also a nice gift shop and a little cafe. Portions of the interior are open for visits and there are exhibits on display. One that was there when I visited was on Shackleton's arctic exploration. Admission is free to people staying in the castle's self-catering cottages which are about a 10 minute walk from the castle in the direction of the town of Winchecombe
St Peter's, Winchcombe is another wool church, of which there are many in the Cotswolds. It was begun in the 1470's, and is particularly famous for it's gargoyles which are said to be portraits of locals of that time!
- Religious Travel
- Historical Travel
Belas Knap is one of the finest neolithic long barrows in Gloucestershire. A false portal framed by large limestone jambs and lintels is set in a forecourt at the north end, and the mound is built of limestone blocks bounded by a dry stone wall of thin Cotswold slates. It covers four burial chambers, two on opposite sides near the middle, one at the south - east angle and one at the south end. These are formed of upright slabs linked by dry walling, and were originally covered by corbelled roofs. They contained the remains of 38 human skeletons, together with animal bones, flint implements and pottery dating to the end of the Neolithic, circa 1400 BC. The passages leading to the chambers were roughly blocked with stones and clay, but are now open for visitors to enter.
Beautiful castle and gardens!
Sudeley Castle and gardens.
Don't miss my Sudeley Castle Travelogue.
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds in the town of Winchcombe.
There are lovely gardens, also to have a nice picknick, a children's playground and of course the castle's interior. A lot of paintings and historical furniture.