Thornbury Castle

Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HH

Tel: +44 (0)1454 281 182

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Exterior shot of Thornbury Castle

About

Thornbury Castle is a beautiful 16th century building, which was once owned by Henry VIII and stands in 15 acres of regal splendour, surrounded by Tudor Walled Gardens. It nestles on the northern edge of Thornbury adjacent to the Gloucestershire countryside, 12 miles north of Bristol, and is well placed for visiting the Cotswolds, the Georgian city of Bath, Bristol and Wales.

Following a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, guests will experience a luxurious and sophisticated castle hotel stay, with reference to the history and traditions of Thornbury’s most famous owner; King Henry VIII. 

Bedchambers

Thornbury Castle has 26 carefully-restored bedchambers, all named after key figures from Tudor history. Many with sumptuous four-poster beds and splendid stone-carved fireplaces, making your stay just that little bit more special. Henry and his Queen, Anne Boleyn spent ten nights at the castle in 1535, during their progress tour of England and their original bedchamber, King Henry VIII suite, is still available for guests to enjoy today. The "Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite" boasts the largest bed in a hotel in the UK - 10 feet wide.

Restaurant

The restaurant at Thornbury Castle offers plenty of modern, British inspired dishes, as well as some traditional favourites. All dishes on the dinner menu use only the finest and freshest ingredients, many grown in the castle's kitchen garden and herb garden. Afternoon Teas taken in splendid surroundings at Thornbury Castle are the ultimate treat for all guests.

The recipient of many prestigious awards for its fine food, Thornbury Castle has three dining rooms, each baronial in style, with stunning chandeliers, panelled walls, heraldic shields and open fires.
 

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Gradings

  • 3 AA Red Stars Country House Hotel
3 AA Red Stars Country House Hotel

Awards

  • AA AwardsAA - 2 Rosettes AA - 2 Rosettes 2015
  • Bristol Tourism & Hospitality AwardSmall Hotel of the Year Winner 2013 Small Hotel of the Year Winner 2013 2014

Further Information

Catering

  • Additional meal details - Any.
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children over 10 years old are welcome

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions - Maximum of 100 guests
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages

Key Features

  • Castle
  • Country house
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Grade I Tudor Castle once owned by Henry VIII.

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Spa Treatments

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Sixty spaces

Room / Unit Features

  • Four poster beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1298
  • Very Good
    336
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    36

Recent Reviews:

  • rlou87
    Barry, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Extremely disappointed
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th January 2022
    We visited Thornbury Castle in January 2022 as a couple with a 9 month old daughter. We booked a three course Sunday dinner and informed Thornbury Castle that we would have our baby with us at the... Read full review
  • thekuhns2018
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Anniversary night away
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th January 2022
    We booked the Henry VIII suite on a dinner bed and breakfast package. Room was stunning,castle was beautiful and staff very helpful and attentive from the moment we arrived to the moment we... Read full review
  • WestMidlands1
    West Midlands, UK
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wow
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th January 2022
    Stayed for 1 night for our wedding anniversary. The castle is amazing and certainly has the wow factor. The Queen Mary room (deluxe superior) was very large and so beautiful, with so many features to... Read full review

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From A38 Follow brown historic signs. At bottom of Thornbury High Street bear left. Castle at bottom of hill. Behind parish church. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

From Bristol Parkway - 12 miles Taxi journey of 15 minutes from outside station. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

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