VISITORS to Tudor attraction Sudeley Castle & Gardens in Winchcombe will be in for a completely new experience when the attraction re-opens on March 5.

The team at the Castle have been busy over the winter months refreshing the exhibitions, upgrading the dining facilities and installing a brand new play fort.

Visitors will now be able to learn about Sudeley’s 1,000 years of history through 13 exhibitions dedicated to the people and events who made the castle the iconic Tudor attraction it is today, including Henry VIII and his six wives, Elizabeth I and current owner, Lady Ashcombe.

A new head chef has also been appointed at the new Terrace Restaurant to offer a new dining experience.

Also new for 2018 is a bigger, better new play fort complete with slides, climbing wall, zip-wire which, along with the maze, provides fantastic fun for little ones.

2018 also sees the introduction of two new self-guided tours, and an extended opening period - which will see the castle open until December 21.

Lady Ashcombe, who owns and lives at Sudeley Castle & Gardens, said: “2018 is set to be a momentous year for Sudeley. Visitors love the castle, so we’re pleased to allow the opportunity to visit during the winter months too.

“This season could very well be our best yet, with more exhibitions, enhanced dining options and a wonderful new space for little lords and ladies to enjoy. I am excited to open the gates next month to friends both old and new, for what I hope is another brilliant year at the castle.”