AN eerie figure has been caught on camera at a Tudor castle in the Cotswolds, with staff convinced it is the ghost of one Henry VIII’s wives.

The image, taken by an American tourist this week, shows a ghostly figure taking a rest on a bed at Sudeley Castle & Gardens, and staff believe it could be the famous king’s final wife, Katherine Parr, who died during childbirth at the castle in 1548, and is buried in the grounds.

With 1,000 years of history, Sudeley is no stranger to ghostly guests, and speculation is growing as to who else the mystery figure could be.

Henry VIII himself, Richard III, Lady Jane Grey, Elizabeth I and Charles I are just some of the kings and queens who feature in the castle’s bloody history.

Sian Jocelyn, visitor services manager at the castle, said: “We often have sightings at the castle but this photo has raised the eyebrows of even our most sceptical team members.

“We’ve all been trying to work out another explanation for the image, but having checked the room the only lights are above the bed, pointing away from the spot where the figure was spotted.

“Sudeley history is littered with battles and gruesome details, but the ‘lady in the green dress’, Katherine Parr, has been sighted most often,” she added.