Walk 22 Sudeley Castle and the Civil War Sorry sold out
We take an indirect route to arrive at Sudeley Castle where we will enter the grounds to visit the church. Here, the Castle’s story during the Civil War will be brought to life before you with an educational talk from one of the castle’s knowledgeable guides.
Situated midway between the King’s headquarters at Oxford and the staunchly loyal West Country, Sudeley’s strategic importance to the Royalists was soon apparent, and Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Charles’ dashing cavalry commander, made it his headquarters.
The Castle came under siege twice during the Civil War, the second time saw the Castle slighted, so that by 1649 Sudeley’s days as a military stronghold were over for good and it lay in ruins. Opportunity to purchase refreshments afterwards.
The Walking Festival is now closed for online bookings. We are making the final preparations for the festival.
Please ring 07858 471852 if you wish to enquire on spaces available and make a late booking.
Start time: 9.45
End time: 12.30
Distance: 3.5 miles
Meeting Point: Abbey Fields, Winchcombe
Cost per person: £6Back to Festival Programme