GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sudeley Castle Walk

3 miles (5 km)

Explore the award-winning gardens and beautiful 1,200 acre estate surrounding this 15th century castle near Winchcombe in the Cotswolds.
There are nine magnificent gardens including the Queens Garden with hundreds of varieties of roses and the Tithe Barn Garden with a tranquil carp pond surrounded by wisteria, primroses, hollyhocks and cardoons. St Mary's Church is surrounded by the White Garden, with peonies, clematis, roses and tulips. It is also contains the grave of Katherine Parr.
Several walking routes run past the castle so there is plenty of scope for continuing your walk. The castle is located in the village of Winchcombe, 8 miles from Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB.
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the Cotswold Way and follow it south to Belas Knap. The fascinating neolithic, chambered long barrow is only just over a mile from the castle and well worth a visit.

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Sudeley Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sudeley Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Cleeve Hill is one of the major attractions of the area and located only a few miles west of the castle. It's the highest point of the Cotswolds and commands fine views over the River Severn Valley into Wales. You can reach the hill by following the Cotswold Way National Trail from the castle.
Head a couple of miles north east of the castle and you can visit another of the area's historic highlights at Hailes Abbey. The 13th century abbey ruins are now under the care of English Heritage. Our circular walk visits the town from the abbey so could be started/finished in Winchcombe. The Winchcombe Circular Walk also visits the castle from the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks, Cotswolds Walks page.


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Gatehouse, Sudeley Castle

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Across the fields to the castle. Sudeley castle was once the home of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife. After Henry's death Katherine married Edward Seymour and lived at Sudeley for a short time until her death from child birth in 1548. Her tomb is in St. Mary’s Church in the castle grounds.

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Seen from the driveway to Sudeley Lodge, part of the Wardens' Way long distance path. Winchcombe is in the background and Langley Hill is in the distance.

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Courtyard of the castle

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Ornamental lake in the grounds

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 Knot Garden - looking westwards. Garden at Sudeley from beneath the arbor on the eastern side of the quadrangle.


GPS Files

GPX File

Sudeley Castle.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Sudeley Castle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)