After my adventures in Avebury, dodging the sheep manure and taking part in the fracking protest, we drove through the Cotswold hills to Sudeley Castle. I have always had an interest in British Royalty...and this castle is packed with history. It was the home and burial place of Katherine Parr (the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII...she outlived him). This is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds. The gardens were magnificent...it seems that everyplace we visit has amazing gardens. Here are some pictures of Sudeley Castle.
|Here aresome of the gardens at Sudeley Castle. I think it looks like I am walking through two big gumdrops.|
|This is the chapel where Katherine Parr is buried|
Here are a couple of videos of gardens at Sudeley Castle.
Walking through the Hedges
This sculpture is called Brontosaurus, by Alexander Calder. It reminded us of a sculpture in front of the Toledo Museum of Art. Through the wonders of Google and an iPhone, we found that it was the same man. The sculpture in front of the museum is called Stegosaurus.
|Brontosaurus by Alexander Calder|
|Stegosaurus, by Alexander Calder:|
picture by Brooklynn, Home Sweet Home on Pinterest
Not only is this castle full of British Royal history, it was also discovered that two Roman villas were here two centuries ago. Here is information on that, plus a picture of the mosaic that was restored.
We left Sudeley Castle feeling that we could have spent the whole day exploring, but knew the bus awaited and we were NOT going to be late. Our next stop is Stratford, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.