Aerial Sudeley Castle Aerial credit Rob Tarren shropshire wi sudeley 2

In July we had  a lovely day out on a visit to Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds.

After a drive through some beautiful countryside all forty two of us arrived at Sudeley where we were warmly greeted by a tour guide. Then,whilst each of us enjoyed  a welcome cuppa, our guide related some of the history of the castle. Fascinating just how many monarchs visited or stayed at Sudeley over the past one thousand years.

To name but a few  Ethelred the Unready, Richard III, Henry VII ,Henry VIII , Elizabeth I and Victoria.  Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife made her home at Sudeley and when Elizabeth was a teenager she lived there with Katherine. Sudeley has some marvellous clothing on display with some beautiful lace work and embroidered items.

The day turned out sunny and fairly warm. The highlight of the trip for many of us was strolling round the beautiful gardens and admiring the views which have probably not changed very much over the years since the Castle was built.

Two cafeterias, a well stocked shop and a safe and enjoyable coach drive back to Shrewsbury via Ludlow and Church Stretton, completed a truly enjoyable day out.

Thanks go to Kath and her Cultural and Current Affairs team for a memorable and lovely day.