View from Sudeley Castle Gardens, England

This evening, I am focusing  on Sudeley Castle & Gardens in the English Cotswolds.

Sudeley is not a ruin but the lived in home of Lady Ashcombe. The castle, which dates from the 15th century,  is rich in heritage with spells under Royal control including Richard III, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and Charles I having involvement over the centuries. Some physical damage was caused during the English Civil War, in the 17th century.

Parts of the interior are open to the public including exhibits on three floors which include:

  • A letter from Charles I
  • Roman Altar.
  • Bed hangings.
  • Items belonging to Katherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII who is buried at Sudeley.
  • Dutch glass.
  • A Turner watercolour.
  • A Sheldon tapestry.

Outside are extensive and well maintained gardens, St. Mary’s Church and a 1200 acre estate.

Sudeley is located about five miles from Broadway.

Sudeley Castle, England

Knot Garden at Sudeley Castle, England

Stained Glass at St. Mary’s Church, Sudeley Castle, England

Sudeley Castle, England.

Reproduction Roman Mosaic at Sudeley Castle, England.

Spring Tulips at Sudeley Castle, England.

Sudeley Castle, England.

Gardens at Sudeley Castle, England.

St. Mary’s Church, Sudeley, England.

St. Mary’s Church from Sudeley Castle Gardens, England.

Ruins at Sudeley Castle, England

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