Sudeley Castle

A must-visit for all history buffs, Sudeley Castle boasts ten spectacular, award-winning gardens. The burial place of Katherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII, this 15th century castle is full of historical treasures waiting to be explored. With over 1,200 acres to roam, a visit to Sudeley Castle makes for the perfect summer’s day out.

Explore Sudeley Castle’s Enchanting Heritage

The Lion is a beautifully restored 15th-century coaching inn situated in the picturesque town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Featuring nine gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, each with its own quirky charm and character, we offer the perfect cosy Cotswolds retreat.

On the menu, it’s all about traditional pub food created with the finest seasonal and local produce, and the best Sunday roasts in the area. Behind the bar, you’ll find a cracking range of cask ale and craft beer, plus local cider and a great wine selection.


ith origins tracing back over a thousand years, the castle’s storied past is interwoven with royal connections, notable personalities, and captivating legends. As the only private castle to have a queen buried within its grounds (Queen Katherine Parr), Sudeley offers a unique insight into Tudor times.

The castle’s stunning gardens, including the award-winning “Queen’s Garden,” bloom with vibrant colors and fragrances, while its collection of rare and priceless artifacts invites visitors to step back in time. Whether exploring the romantic ruins, wandering through the exquisite interiors, or relishing the panoramic Cotswold views, Sudeley Castle promises an enchanting journey through history’s pages in a breathtaking setting.


The Lion Inn is just two minutes from Sudeley Castle.

Head west towards Vineyard Street

Turn right onto Vineyard Street

Turn right onto Abbey Terrace/B4632

Continue to follow B4632

Turn left onto North Street/B4078

And the pub will be on your right