THE COTSWOLD WAY #PROJECT - ENGLAND - 3rd SECTION - EXPLORING SUDELEY CASTLE IN WINCHCOMBE, IN THE HEART OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE


Sudeley Castle and its medieval ruins at Winchcombe
Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, England, is a great place to Cotswold Way.
stop and rest after two days walking along the

You already walked

4,5 miles from Chipping Campden to Broadway

and another

9,5 miles from Broadway to Winchcombe.

You deserve some rest now!


Sudeley Castle is practically in Winchcombe.

You just have to follow the beautiful Vineyard Street with its beautiful cottages and you find yourself at the Gate House of the castle, where the large green valley


opens up offering great views of the Cotswolds Hills.

Although only part of the castle is open to visit, Sudeley Castle is very interesting.
It houses some interesting exhibitions about the life of the castle and in the Cotswold.

Most than everything else Sudeley Castle is particularly famous for its wonderful gardens.

Sudeley Castle has wonderful gardens, secret gardens and a large green terrace opening up in front of the Cotswold Hills, as you can see in the video below.

video

In St Maty's Church, built in the castle's grounds, Katherine Perry, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, is buried. A wonderful marble statue  above her coffin is particularly interesting to see.

St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr lies buried

In the Phesantry
Katherine Perry, the sixth wife of Henry VIII
The Phesantry is fantastic!

With its wonderful collection of owls and phesants from all over the world, and beautiful peacocks wondering free in the garden and giving a dreamy touch to the place, the Phesantry is a wonderful place to relax.

And finally, as you may have seen in the video above, the statue of Emma Dent in the garden and the beautiful medioeval ruins of the castle, looking today like a surrealist open living room in front of the Cotswold Hills.


The beautiful gardens and Emma Dent Statue

Continue your walk and walk the 4th section from Winchcombe to the beautiful city of Cheltenham,

To read more about the Cotswold Way, read about its history, our itinerary and watch the videos already published and the section 1 and to 2 of our walk read our "Cotswold Way Project" Page on our blog. See you next week!