Totally Tudor glamour and style.
Castle St Thornbury Gloucestershire B35 1HH 01454 281 182
Deep in the south of Gloucestershire, not a million miles from the Bristol Channel, Thornbury Castle is the real deal, a sixteenth-century castle that makes the most of its historical connections. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed here during a tour of the West Country, and this fabulous old building offers the chance to really live it up in Tudor style in a location that feels a million miles from anywhere. As you might expect, the 26 bedrooms – quaintly but rather fittingly known as bedchambers – come in all shapes and sizes: you can stay in the same room that the King and his soon-to-be-beheaded wife slept, the Duke's Bedchamber, while the landmark Tower Suite boasts what they claim is the largest bed in Britain (10-foot across). You may however prefer the simpler comforts and lower prices of their classic and de-luxe rooms, which are just as sumptuously and traditionally furnished, and come with the same nice touches, like a decanter of sherry on arrival just to get you into the Falstaffian mood. Mod cons are here too, but well hidden so as not to dispel the historical ambience, and there's a nice, not horribly priced restaurant downstairs too, as well as lovely grounds, making Thornbury Castle a place you don't need to want to leave. Just don't forget your doublet and hose.
Have your say
You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.Sign In
Places to eat & drink nearby
River Cottage Canteen, Bristol
St John's Court Whiteladies Rd Bristol BS8 2QY
This converted church provides a fittingly dramatic stage for HFW's delicious farm-to-fork food.
69 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5PB
Stylish restaurant, café-bar and Champagne and cocktail bar on Park Street
The Olive Shed
The Floating Harbour, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN
Harbourside Mediterranean café and restaurant ideal on a sunny day
Mr Wolf’s Noodle Bar
32 St Nicholas Street Bristol BS1 1TG
Bristol’s best independent music venue
Things to see & do nearby
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
Up, up and away – this August festival is all about hot air
1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
The waterfront’s cultural centre: an art-house cinema with a friendly café-bar
Oakfield Place, Bristol BS8 2BJ
Divine spa and outdoor pool with stylish restaurant and bar in Clifton
Queen Square, Bristol
Free three-day summer festival along the waterfront in Bristol
Prince Street, Bristol BS1
The nicest place in the city to spend a sunny afternoon
Vintage Market Stokes Croft
15-19 Stokes Croft BS1 3PY
The Vintage Market Stokes Croft is an absolute diamond in the rough. .
33 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5NH
Stunning upmarket contemporary jeweller
31 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JG
Beautiful and friendly jewellers specialising in modern gems and delights
40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Cycle shop with beautiful bikes, helpful staff and a rooftop café
Other Places to Stay Nearby
14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Updated and contemporary waterfront youth hostel with double rooms, family rooms and dormitories.
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
St Nicholas Street Bristol BS1 1UB
Boutique B&B bang in Bristol city centre – with optional caravans!
YHA St Briavels Castle
St Briavels Lydney Gloucestershire GL15 6RG
Over 800 years old and with its own ghost, St Briavels is one of the YHA's more basic but definitely more atmospheric hostels.
Bristol Harbour Hotel
49/55 Corn Street Bristol BS1 1HT
Contemporary spa hotel in the heart of Bristol city centre.
Are you the owner?
If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...Owner Sign Up
Double rooms from around £170.
- Gardens & Grounds
- Spa & Treatments
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding/Party Venue
- Five-Star Luxury
- Something Different
Just a short drive from junction 16 on the M5.
Open all year.