Giffords Circus first visited Sudeley Castle in 2014 with Greek tragedy ‘The Thunders’ and we had such a warm reception we have returned every year. Sudeley Castle is situated in the historic town of Winchcombe, in a bowl-shaped valley surrounded by rolling Cotswold hills. The Castle’s 1,200 acre estate is certainly one of the most beautiful grounds that we visit every year. When we arrive each spring, we nestle the tent and wagons next to the ancient horse-chestnut trees with their white candle-like blooms, whilst buzzards ‘mew’ overhead and frothy cow-parsley lines the country lanes.
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Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Phone signal may be intermittent.
No food on the final Monday at Sudeley Castle
No accessibility restrictions
Parking is in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, next to the circus, please follow directions and park sensibly. For those with limited mobility we reserve a limited amount of blue badge parking nearer the tent, please let the car park attendant know if you need to park as near as possible and they will show you where to go.
Giffords Circus is located within the grounds of Sudeley Castle in the town of Winchcombe.
From Cheltenham town centre, head north on the A46 before turning right onto Prestbury Road (B4632). Continue for approximately seven miles until you reach Winchcombe town centre. Turn right onto Vineyard Street and continue along to Sudeley Castle entrance. Follow signs/directions towards Giffords Circus.
Make a day of it in and around Winchcombe
DISCOVER SUDELEY CASTLE
With royal connections spanning a thousand years, Sudeley Castle has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. Today Sudeley Castle remains the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds – Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII – who lived and died in the castle.
PLACES TO STAY
Ellenborough Park is a magnificent 15th century English country estate with a luxury spa, and beautiful grounds. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and a short drive from both Winchcombe and Cheltenham town centre.
ARRIVE IN STYLE
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a volunteer-run heritage railway which runs along the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border of the Cotswolds, England. The GWSR has restored and reopened around 14 miles of track, operating between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway, stopping at Winchcombe.
Sudeley Castle Show Dates
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