Sudeley

1pt.gif (86 bytes)Sudeley Castle was our next visit - this is a lived in castle and it was so nice to walk around and feel at home here ... I have included a couple of pictures of the romantic ruins of Boteler's Banqueting Hall with the octagon tower behind it ... this was built in 1442. Another of the Tithe Barn, both destroyed by Cromwell, a few pictures of the gardens including one of the knot garden. Katherine Parr's Nursery overlooked this garden. Katherine Parr died when her daughter was 7 days old. She was 36 and was married to Thomas Seymour. I have also included a picture of St. Mary's Chapel, built in the 15th century and the tomb of Queen Katherine Parr which is there. 
1pt.gif (86 bytes)We stopped at Tewkesbury and visited the Abbey, which has stood there since 1121 and reputed to be the second largest parish church in England, larger than 14 cathedrals and has the highest Norman tower in the country. Edward IV, Prince of Wales is buried in the chancel. Then to Stow on the Wold for a wander around that beautiful little village. 

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