Home to Catherine Parr (1512-1548), like many women in history  her life was defined by the men she married – and Catherine was married four times.  She survived Henry VIII, her third husband and afterwards married Thomas Seymour, with whom she had her first child at the age of 35.  Unfortunately Catherine Parr died at Sudeley six days after giving birth.

The castle has a wonderful exhibition of textiles and embroidery, but no photo’s allowed, no postcards, no book and for me, no time to sketch. 
Real shame.


The gardens were damp and misty when we visited – ethereal and magical with the C16th ruins as a backdrop.




Sometimes looking up can be magical too.


The first of several herb gardens on our journey.


A Peacocks tail.

And that, dear reader, was the point at which my Nikon D300 camera lens ground to a halt. 
Literally made a crunching noise and refused to move.

Darn it.

One thought on “Sudeley Castle

  • 14/06/2013 at 4:04 pm

    This brought back many happy memories of when John and I first met. He was living in Cheltenham and it was one of the first things we did as a couple: visiting Sudeley. We've been back many times since but sadly not recently. I would love to see it again in person, but your pictures are a splendid way to viewing it too!

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