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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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
    1273
  • Very Good
    333
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    34

Recent Reviews:

  • Girlfrom70s
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Escape from reality
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th September 2021
    Husband and I stayed for one night in the Jane Seymour suite. This place is amazing - great food and customer service. Anyone looking for a break with peace and quiet, history and great food, book... Read full review
  • scotttE8622EY
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    One of our favorite places
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th September 2021
    We are thrilled to be back at Thornbury Castle. The castle has undergone renovations during COVID and the rooms, lounges and gardens are terrific. The staff are outstanding and the food is awesome... Read full review
  • Sellest
    Bushey, United Kingdom
    Lovely stay
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th September 2021
    Stayed here for two nights last week with my partner and we had a delightfully restful stay. All the staff are polite, friendly and attentive. The castle itself is set in pretty grounds that we... Read full review

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Road Directions

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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