Historic Experiences

  1. The Tudor Queen Experience at Thornbury Castle
    Enjoy a fun and exciting day to dress like, look like, to dine like and be entertained as an English Tudor Lady for a day at this amazing and historical location, resided in by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535.
    1. Inside the vaults at Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
      When Brunel’s plans for the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge were lost, they took an amazing secret with them
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    2. Berkeley Castle exterior
      Make your visit special; have your own tour of the Castle with Charles Berkeley and let him lead you on a unique tour around his historic home.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    3. Sleepy Ship at Brunel's SS Great Britain
      Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night on board Brunel's famous ship? Prepare for a journey as you set up camp in the First Class Dining Saloon, for a memorable sleep on board the SS Great Britain.
      1. Drive a steam locomotive at the Avon Valley Railway
        The Avon Valley Railway offers you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream – driving a steam or diesel locomotive.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
      2. A tour guide with group on Clifton Suspension Bridge
        Clifton Suspension Bridge provides themed tours for groups of all ages.You'll be matched up with a tour guide who will be able to answer your group's questions, providing the right level of information!
      3. History tour of Thornbury Castle Hotel,followed by a 2 course lunch
        Take a step back in time with the history tour of the castle and Tudor Walled Gardens, followed by a delicious 2 course lunch in Thornbury Castle's award-winning restaurant.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
      4. Bristol Cathedral Tours
        Come and visit the Bristol Cathedral and join in a tour to learn more about the Cathedral
        1. Afternoon Tea on a steam locomotive at the Avon Valley Railway
          Enjoy a welcoming glass of Prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes or pastries on The Pine Express at Avon Valley Railway.
          1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
        2. Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers
          Extraordinary new revelations about Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate, are promised in Show of Strength’s new walking tour of Bristol docks.
          1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
        3. Exterior shot of Thornbury Castle
          Enjoy exceptional features including 24-carat gilding and the largest four-poster bed in any UK hotel.
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          3. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
        4. Chaplain's House at Tyntesfield bedroom
          Chaplain's House offers a unique experience to live in Victorian style, as well as enjoying all the comforts of this restored house.
          1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
        5. Murder Mystery on the Avon Valley Express
          Join an evening of mystery and murder on the Avon Valley Express. Can you help the Chief Inspector unravel the mystery?
          1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

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        1. Add Live Victorian style in Chaplain's house at Tyntesfield to your Itinerary

          Live Victorian style in Chaplain's house at Tyntesfield

          Wraxall

          Chaplain's House offers a unique experience to live in Victorian style, as well as enjoying all the comforts of this restored house.

        2. Add Go on a unique tour of Berkeley Castle with the heir to your Itinerary

          Go on a unique tour of Berkeley Castle with the heir

          Berkeley

          Make your visit special; have your own tour of the Castle with Charles Berkeley and let him lead you on a unique tour around his historic home.

        3. Add Tour the hidden vaults at The Clifton Suspension Bridge to your Itinerary

          Tour the hidden vaults at The Clifton Suspension Bridge

          Clifton

          When Brunel’s plans for the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge were lost, they took an amazing secret with them

          Price

          Guide Price From £15.00 Activity

          Indicative Availability

          Book Tour the hidden vaults at The Clifton Suspension Bridge Online (opens in a new window)

        4. Add Sleep on board Brunel's SS Great Britain to your Itinerary

          Sleep on board Brunel's SS Great Britain

          Harbourside

          Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night on board Brunel's famous ship? Prepare for a journey as you set up camp in the First Class Dining Saloon, for a memorable sleep on board the SS Great Britain.

        5. Add Have brunch on The Pine Express to your Itinerary

          Have brunch on The Pine Express

          Bitton

          Go onboard the Pine Express for a Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a set menu of orange juice, bacon, sausage, egg & mushroom bap, danish pastry and tea or coffee. The perfect way to start to your day!

        6. Add Have dinner on The Pine Express to your Itinerary

          Have dinner on The Pine Express

          Bitton

          The dining trains at Avon Valley Railway aim to recreate the glory days of the railway dining car.

        7. Add Afternoon tea on The Pine Express to your Itinerary

          Afternoon tea on The Pine Express

          Bitton

          Enjoy a welcoming glass of Prosecco followed by a High Tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a selection of dainty cakes or pastries on The Pine Express at Avon Valley Railway.

        8. Add Discover the secrets of Bristol Cathedral to your Itinerary

          Discover the secrets of Bristol Cathedral

          Central Bristol

          Come and visit the Bristol Cathedral and join in a tour to learn more about the Cathedral

        9. Add Stay in the, Grade II listed, former home of Admiral Rodney to your Itinerary

          Stay in the, Grade II listed, former home of Admiral Rodney

          Clifton

          Nestled within the beautiful Clifton Village, the Rodney Hotel provides the perfect location for those looking to enjoy a slice of history, cultural landmarks, stunning scenery and countless independent shops and cafes.

        10. Add Drive a steam locomotive at the Avon Valley Railway to your Itinerary

          Drive a steam locomotive at the Avon Valley Railway

          Bitton

          The Avon Valley Railway offers you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream – driving a steam or diesel locomotive. 

        11. Add Clifton Suspension Bridge Tours to your Itinerary

          Clifton Suspension Bridge Tours

          Clifton

          Clifton Suspension Bridge provides themed tours for groups of all ages.You'll be matched up with a tour guide who will be able to answer your group's questions, providing the right level of information!

          Price

          Free

          Indicative Availability

          Book Clifton Suspension Bridge Tours Online (opens in a new window)

        12. Add Murder Mystery on the Avon Valley Express to your Itinerary

          Murder Mystery on the Avon Valley Express

          Bitton

          Join an evening of mystery and murder on the Avon Valley Express. Can you help the Chief Inspector unravel the mystery?

        13. Add Take a step back in time at Thornbury Castle to your Itinerary

          Take a step back in time at Thornbury Castle

          S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds

          Take a step back in time with the history tour of the castle and Tudor Walled Gardens, followed by a delicious 2 course lunch in Thornbury Castle's award-winning restaurant.

        14. Add Sleep in the UK's largest four-poster bed at Thornbury Castle to your Itinerary

          Sleep in the UK's largest four-poster bed at Thornbury Castle

          S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds

          Enjoy exceptional features including 24-carat gilding and the largest four-poster bed in any UK hotel.

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