28 November - 30 December 2020

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Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle


The Beautiful After-Dark Experience for all the Family!

Explore the beautiful new night-time trail around Sudeley Castle’s stunning grounds, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins all lit under the stars.

** Coronavirus update – a message to our visitors – we will be following the latest government guidance on social distancing **

Book in advance save 15% on Spectacle of Light
Book in advance save 15% on Spectacle of Light
Spectacle of Light Sudeley Castle 2020 - The Nutcracker

New and Exciting for 2020!

Follow Clara and discover the magical characters of The Nutcracker as you progress around Sudeley’s beautiful gardens and enchanted woodland. Gaze at the sparkling water features and the flickering field of fire. Light beams, lanterns and much much more. Enjoy the wonderful music as you experience each new secret of this romantic environment.

Enjoy festive food and cheer at the Spectacle of Light

Festive Food And Cheer!

Sip festive warmers of mulled wine and hot chocolate as you follow the magical trail around these wonderful grounds.Tuck into scrumptiously festive food on the castle terrace. 

Tie a rainbow ribbon to our Thank You Tree and support our local caring charities.


You can book with confidence for our Spectacle of Light illuminated trail

Be assured that the safety and well-being of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include:

  • Reducing the number of tickets on sale within each time slot from previous years, to allow visitors more space
  • Revising the trail route to one-way and reducing the chance of pinch points to manage visitor flow
  • Additional cleaning and having hand sanitisation stations where appropriate
  • Catering facilities are being designed to allow social distancing

In the unlikely situation that we need to cancel the whole event, you can transfer your ticket to the following year, or get a refund.

What Last Year’s Visitors Have Said

We brought my mum and our three children here … it was FANTASTIC!! So so magical. A surprise around every corner. Truly beautiful, we will be letting everyone know about this amazing event!

Everyone on site was lovely too. We will be coming back next year for sure.

Thank you for such a special evening!!!


We love coming to the Spectacle and loved this year’s theme! Our child has ASD and this event is perfect as it’s not an overload of fair rides and loud sounds. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and was amazed by all the lights… and us adults had a really lovely time too


This was our first Spectacle of Light, it won’t be our last… SIMPLY STUNNING! So well laid out, the perfect length to walk. A good selection of food, treats and hot drinks at reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff. It was a magical evening and the Peter Pan theme was brilliant.

Tip – make sure you linger on the main lawn part with the glitter ball for some surprises – Wow!


Sudeley Castle special lighting effects for Spectacle of Light
Sudeley Castle illuminated for Spectacle of Light
Spectacle of Light Sudeley Castle Purple Ruins

Dates & Timings

28 November – 30 December 2020

On Selected Evenings:
28-29 November
4-6, 10-13, 16-23, 27-30 December

Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots from 4.45pm 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.

Tickets & Booking

EarlyBirdSAVE 25%
Adult 16+£15.00
Child 3-15£9.00
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£42.00
Disabled CarersFree
Book by 30 September
AdvanceSAVE 15%
Adult 16+£17.00
Child 3-15£10.20
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£47.60
Disabled CarersFree
Book from 1 October
Adult 16+£20.00
Child 3-15£12.00
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£56.00
Disabled CarersFree

On the Day tickets online only until 4pm subject to availability.
Tickets will not be available at Sudeley Castle


Free Car Parking

Advance Tickets have a 15% saving off the Full Price and are only bookable online, by phone on 01242 705 555 or in person at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

On the Day tickets which are full price will only be available online until 4pm on the day and subject to availability.
Tickets will not be available at Sudeley Castle

Groups of 15 or more paying visitors can receive a 30% discount off the full price. Ring our booking line 01242 705 555

Ticket prices include VAT and booking fee



Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire GL54 5LP

Situated on the outskirts of Winchcombe in the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Broadway.

Car Parking is free.

A DB Partnership production by kind permission of Lady Ashcombe.

Further Information is available at SudeleyCastle.co.uk/Spectacle.

Or to find out more about Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light contact us.

Book tickets online or by calling 01242 705 555