Following great success in 2016, The Spectacle of Light is returning this winter from 8th to 30th December. It will include exciting new additions to the whole experience. These will be announced when booking opens on 1 September. In the meantime if you would like to receive Priority information and a Discount of up to 30%, Subscribe to our Priority List here.

After dark, for the very first time last December, the castle and grounds came to life through a wonderful spectacle of light and sound. Visitors were able to explore this secret world after dark, as they followed a trail of light around the magical gardens and into the romantic ruins.

A Wonderful Experience for all Ages


Enjoy the romance of Sudeley by night as lights dance on the water and the secret garden's little gems are revealed. The enormous cedar trees will provide a canopy of stars while the magnificent yew hedges stand majestically around the Queens garden. Discover the magical atmosphere of St Mary's Chapel, candlelit as it has been for centuries.


What visitors Said about 2016...

'...A magical experience in a beautiful setting'   '...Serene and romantic'   '...Enhances the natural beauty'

'...We absolutely loved it'

'..Shows the Castle at its best..!' '..Lights, music, atmosphere - just brilliant..!' '.. Absolutely stunning..!'




8 December - 30 December 2017

Each evening the spectacle is a continuous experience with six entry time slots from 5:00pm onwards. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light.

When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at the chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and are not transferable.

A typical walk will take approximately 60 -75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.



Booking opens 1 September

On the Day Tickets**

Adult 16+     £17.50

Child 5-15      £11.00

Family 2+2   £49.50

Under 5's     Free

Car Parking   Free

In Advance Tickets*

Adult 16+     £15.75

Child 5-15      £9.90

Family 2+2    £44.55

Under 5's      Free

Car Parking   Free


*In Advance Tickets have a 10% saving and are only bookable online, by phone or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

**On The Day Tickets are Full Price and are only bookable in person at Sudeley Castle Visitor Centre from 4.00pm on the day