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Somewhere over in the Cotswold Hills... A Spectacle of Light!

Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle

Gloucestershire’s most dazzling light trail returns with a brand new theme for 2023

The ever-popular Spectacle of Light will return to the stunning grounds of Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham - one of the Cotswolds’ most popular family attractions - with a dazzling new light trail starting on 24th November until 30th December 2023.
Heralded as Gloucestershire’s most popular and spectacular festive light trail, Spectacle of Light has been delighting thousands of visitors in the grounds of Sudeley Castle for almost 10 years. Helping transport visitors to a joyously festive wonderland each winter, with expertly designed installations and themed immersive illuminations.
This year’s theme is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which will take visitors on a magical moonlit journey following the characters Dorothy, Toto, the Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman, as they try to find the Emerald City without encountering the Wicked Witch! Visitors will weave their way around the impressive grounds guided by thousands of beautiful lights illuminating the majestic trees, historic ruins and the magnificent castle. Discover the Light Wave on the Mulberry Lawn, the flickering Fire Flowers of the Queens garden and the columns of light in front of the Castle. Gaze at the sparkling water features and the Harlequin trees.
Adults can enjoy a delicious mulled wine as they wander through the grounds, whilst little ones can enjoy a warming hot chocolate. Tuck into tasty doughnuts and street food at the Castle Terrace, and even pick up a Christmas present or two from the gift shop before heading home.
Sudeley Castle is conveniently located a short drive from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and surrounding Cotswold towns and villages. There is ample on site free parking for Spectacle of Light visitors.
Nic Beeby, Founder of Specatcle of Light, said: “This year’s illuminated light trail at the  stunning Sudeley Castle is inspired by the magic and memories of the classic tale The Wizard of Oz. Follow us into the illuminated world of Oz and down the yellow brick road, to meet well known characters along the trail, all set within the majestic grounds of one of the UK’s most atmospheric castles.”
Early bird tickets have already sold out and popular dates around Christmas are selling fast, but advanced tickets (with 10% discount) are available to pre-book online here:

Explore Gloucestershire
16 October 2023

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