against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley
Castle is steeped in history. With royal connections spanning
a thousand years, it has played an important role in the turbulent
and changing times of England’s past.
Castle was once a favourite country retreat of Tudor and Stuart
Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, following her
marriage to Sir Thomas Seymour, and Lady Jane Grey. Henry VIII,
Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I all visited Sudeley. King Charles
I stayed here and his nephew, Prince Rupert, established his headquarters
at the Castle, during the Civil War.
its destruction by Cromwell’s troops, Sudeley lay neglected
and derelict for two hundred years. However, its romantic situation
and ruins attracted many visitors, including King George III.
1837, Sudeley was bought by John and William Dent, of the Worcestershire
glove making company of that name. They began an ambitious restoration
programme which was continued by their nephew John Coucher Dent,
who inherited the Castle in 1855, and his wife Emma, who threw herself
enthusiastically into Sudeley’s restoration, at the same time
forging strong links with the town of Winchcombe.
Sudeley is the home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe and the families of
her two children, Henry and Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst. They are dedicated
to its continued restoration and the regeneration of the gardens,
with particular emphasis on conservation and sustainability.
Source : Sudeley Castle web site