Spectacle of Light 2020. Sudeley Castle's hugely popular Spectacle of Light returns for its fifth year this winter, 4 - 30 December.
National Lockdown – Cancellations – Ticket Transfers
As you are aware, the government has instigated a National Lockdown in England from 5 November until 2 December. This has had the regrettable consequence that we have been forced to cancel the first two nights of the Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle on 28 and 29 November. Transfers - For anyone with tickets for either 28 or 29 November, you can transfer these tickets to a date and time of your choice, subject to availability. To make the transfer, please phone the booking line between 10.00am and 3.15pm any weekday, Monday to Friday. The booking line number is 01242 705 555.
Explore the beautiful new illuminated trail around Sudeley Castle’s stunning grounds returning for a 5th year. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this magical environment.
See the timeless castle, the glorious gardens and romantic ruins all lit under the stars. Experience the dazzling new illuminations as you stroll around these beautiful grounds.
New and Exciting for 2020!
Discover the magical characters of The Nutcracker as you progress around the beautiful gardens and enchanted woodland. Gaze at the sparkling water features and the flickering field of fire. Light beams, lanterns and much, much more!
Seasonal Sparkle and Festive Cheer!
Sip festive warmers of mulled wine and hot chocolate along the trail and tuck into scrumptious food on the castle terrace.
Thank You Tree!
Tie a Rainbow Ribbon to the Thank You Tree and support local caring charities.
Everything you need to know about the Spectacle of LIght 2020
Dates - Selected Evenings from 4 - 30 December. Actual dates - 4 - 6, 10 - 13, 16 - 23, 27 - 30 December
Entry time slots - Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots from 4.45pm onwards. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light.
When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at the chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and are not transferable.
Duration - A typical walk will take approximately 60 - 75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.
Prices - Book by 30 September. EarlyBird - Save 25%. Book from 1 October. Advance Tickets - Save 15%. Buy On The Day tickets only at Sudeley Castle from 4pm.
On The Day - Full Prices -
Adult (16+) - £20.00
Child (3 - 15) - £12.00
Under 3's - Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £56.00
Carers - Free
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Sudeley Castle & Gardens is situated near Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46) or just 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5. For Satnavs, our postcode is GL54 5LP. Ample FREE parking and disabled parking.
Public Transport Directions
By Bus - Bus services operate between Winchcombe and Cheltenham or Broadway. You can travel to Sudeley Castle with Stagecoach on their W bus service, or with Pulhams on their 606 service.
By Train - The closest train station to Sudeley Castle & Gardens is Cheltenham Spa.
There is also a Winchcombe Station Shuttle Service, from the GWSR train station to Winchcombe Town and the Castle. This service is run by, A Private Hire, and operates when the trains are running.