Castles, Kings & Queens of the Cotswolds


Discover the rich royal history of the Castles in the Cotswolds on this captivating tour. Delve into the events that have shaped our magnificent country as you step foot in Sudeley Castle, a serene medieval fortress that was once the residence of Katharine Parr, Henry VIII’s final wife. Explore the castle at your leisure and don’t miss the chance to witness Katharine Parr’s tomb in the charming chapel, surrounded by the breathtaking gardens.

Next, embark on a guided tour of Gloucester Cathedral, a truly magnificent example of Gothic architecture. This cathedral is so impressive that it served as a prominent filming location for the renowned ‘Harry Potter’ series. Discover the burial sites of Robert Curthose, the eldest son of William the Conqueror, and Edward II of England, the seventh Plantagenet king.

After a busy morning, you could indulge in a delicious lunch at a historic inn. Then, venture over the picturesque hills to Berkeley Castle. With a noble lineage dating back to the time of Edward the Confessor, this Cotswolds Castle is best known for being the site of Edward II’s murder. It has remained in the same family since its inception. Enjoy a private tour led by the Castle’s head guide, who will unveil hidden sights and share personal stories passed down through generations.

This tour is a history lover’s dream, offering a captivating glimpse into the royal history and stunning medieval architecture of the Castles in the Cotswolds.

Tour Highlights

  • Descend on Sudeley Castle, a medieval fortress and former residence of Katharine Parr, Henry VIII’s final wife
  • Bear witness to Katharine Parr’s tomb in the captivating chapel at Sudeley Castle
  • Embark on a visit to Gloucester Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture
  • Venture through picturesque rolling hills to Berkeley Castle, a castle with a noble lineage
  • (Optional) Enjoy a private tour led by the Castle’s knowledgeable guide, uncovering hidden sights and captivating personal stories passed down through generations
14 August 2023

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This company is awesome, they are revitalising what can be done in the countryside and are bringing locals with stories to tell closer to mainstream tourism. We met local farmers, a bee-keeper, we learnt to stonewall, read unseen letters from Elizabeth I at a private castle and even had tea with the owner and gardener of a private Cotswold manor. Our 5 days in the Cotswolds was truly like no...

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