Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds
Dates: 21st May – 2nd June 2019
Cost: From £135
Age: Participants must be 12+. DigCamp on Sunday 26th May is available for families with children aged 6-11.
Training / Experience: No prior experience required – all levels of ability welcome
Accommodation: No
Organization: DigVentures
Name: Maggie/Johanna
Address: n/a
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0) 333 011 3990


Sudeley Castle has been home to some of the most famous monarchs in English history. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII when he decided to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, lived after he died. It’s where Elizabeth I famously celebrated her victory over the Spanish Armada. This epic celebration has been described as one of the longest in royal history. But where, oh where, did it take place?

An aerial view of the famous Tudor castle. (Credit: DigVentures)

Geophysics has recently revealed the outline of what experts believe is one of England’s last surviving Tudor gardens, and right in the middle of it, the remains of an enormous banqueting house, where Elizabeth’s party took place.

This excavation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help archaeologists unearth a real Tudor treasure, at one of the country’s finest palaces. Join the team to dig alongside DigVentures’ friendly team, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Tudor archaeology.

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