In the past it was possible to visit the castle, chapel and gardens at the same time but I wasn't aware that times had changed the last time I planned a visit with some friends. It was my own fault for not checking in advance so this is a cautionary tale!
Rather than the castle itself, a visit to Sudeley now comprises the gardens, chapel and an 'exhibition' in a series of rooms beside the castle. The castle rooms are open on certain days of the week and cost more to visit. The exhibition was fine and really interesting, comprising such items as Elizabeth I's christening robe and so forth. It still felt a bit like we were short changed though.
Worth a visit for Tudor history fans as Catherine Parr (who died there) is buried in the chapel.
Unable to comment on the castle. When we arrived at the visitors center at 1500 we were told they were closed due to "inclement weather" and the time change of the night before. OKaaay...
It was drizzling rain and posted was a closing time of 1600. Disappointed in the early closure and wish there were signs they were closed at the beginning of the long walk. Weird.
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