Regal Tudor castle hotel by the Cotswolds
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Grand Tudor castle hotel, with a spectacular Cotswolds setting, award-winning fine dining and historic landscaped grounds - breakfast and two-course dinner included
- The 500-year-old Thornbury Castle, near the Cotswolds, is one of the country's only Tudor castle hotels. Constructed in the early 1500s, it has hosted such prestigious guests as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Mary I, and keeps modern-day guests occupied with regal pastimes like falconry, archery and croquet. Deluxe bedchambers boast medieval features like stone walls, carved ceilings and tapestries (and, these days, central heating).
- Much of the castle retains period features like large open fireplaces, ornate carved ceilings, intricate oriel windows and shining suits of armour in the corridors. In good weather, 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 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, all featuring ingredients that are sourced locally or from the centuries-old kitchen garden.
- Room service
- 24-hour front desk
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 25-minute taxi ride to the hotel.
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