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Day Trip to Sudeley and Winchcombe: Monday 19 June 2017


Late-medieval and Tudor history comes to life!


Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in our history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over a thousand years. It contains many fascinating treasures from Roman times to the present day. The stunning Banqueting Hall ruins provide a dramatic backdrop to 10 award winning gardens. The centrepiece of these is the Queens', named after the four queens who once walked there. One of these, Katherine Parr is buried within the grounds and we shall visit the beautiful 15th-century church in which she is entombed. Our visitor route has been extended to include additional private rooms, opened since 2014. There are the Twenty Treasures of Sudeley which include Anne Boleyn's lacework and bed hangings that were made for Marie Antoinette.


We shall also visit the Castle exhibitions, which include:


The History of Sudeley extends to nearby Winchcombe, where we shall spend time and, in particular, visit its outstanding church with its famous grotesque gargoyles.


The cost of this visit (not including lunch and tea) will be £34. This includes the coach hire, a group day ticket and light refreshments on arrival.

The coach company is DJ Thomas, Neath.


Pick-up points:


For booking and specific details, please contact Richard Lewis on 07713 186920

There are only a limited number of places available.

Please contact Richard on the above number with acceptance as soon as possible.


Cheques should be made payable to The Historical Association, Swansea Branch.

Richard Lewis, 89 High Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4JN.