03 Sep Women of Sudeley
Women of Sudeley
From 1 to 30 September Sudeley Castle will be celebrating the influential women who have helped to shape its past
With a history spanning more than 1,000 years, Sudeley Castle and Gardens has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past – and women have been at the forefront of Sudeley’s history throughout the centuries.
Now, the incredible women who have helped create the castle’s dramatic story – from a Saxon princess and Tudor queens, to the Victorian and present chatelaine – will be highlighted through a series of stories and exhibits during September.
The month-long event also includes a new exhibition of fashion worn by Lady Ashcombe, Sudeley’s present chatelaine, on special occasions including a royal ball, a family wedding, parties in the 1960’s and 1970’s, along with favourite designer styles.
During September visitors also have the unique opportunity to buy a selection of vintage and designer pieces donated by Lady Ashcombe, her family and friends, to raise funds to add to the wildlife sculptures in the castle gardens. This sale is featured in Lady Ashcombe’s Art Studio daily 2-4pm.
Characters from Sudeley Castle’s past will be greeting visitors to the castle every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the month.
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a much-loved family home and popular visitor attraction with award-winning gardens.
A must-see on any visit to the area, the castle has played an important role in England’s history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years.