Thornbury Castle

Bristol, Somerset

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Deluxe bedchamber

Deluxe bedchamber

Stay at England's only Tudor castle hotel by the Cotswolds

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England's only Tudor castle hotel, with a spectacular Cotswolds setting, award-winning fine dining and historic landscaped grounds - breakfast and dinner included

  • 500-year-old Thornbury Castle is the country's only Tudor castle hotel and a stunning base for exploring the Cotswolds. Built in the early 1500s by the Duke of Buckingham, it has hosted prestigious guests like Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and keeps modern-day guests occupied with regal pastimes like falconry, archery and croquet.

  • The castle retains period features like large open fireplaces, ornate carved ceilings, intricate oriel windows and shining suits of armour in the corridors. Lord it up in the castle's expansive walled gardens, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll. Thornbury Castle carries a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence under its princely belt.

  • Food is served in a series of original dining rooms (including the grand-sounding Tudor Hall and Baron’s Sitting Room) once frequented by the likes of Sophia Loren and Laurence Olivier. The two AA Rosette-holding menu comprises modern and internationally-inspired dishes alongside a number of traditional English favourites.

Amenities

- Restaurant
- Bar
- Parking
- Wi-Fi
- Room service
- 24-hour front desk
- Archery

How to get there

Thornbury Castle is a relatively straightforward journey from London due west along the M4 for two-and-a-half hours or so. From Bristol, it's roughly a 30-minute drive. If you're getting there by train, get off at Bristol Parkway and take a 20-minute taxi ride to the hotel.
Castle Street, Thornbury, Gloucestershire BS35 1HH

Highlights

Thornbury Castle is an excellent base for exploring the West Country. To the south is the graceful Roman and Georgian city of Bath and the historic Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey. To the north are the Cotswolds - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty renowned for their rolling hilly landscapes, quaint little limestone villages, and for superb farmers markets, like the one in Stroud.

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