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The West Country Hotels

Thornbury Castle

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  • Thornbury
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Grand medieval surroundings
  • Sumptuous rooms
  • Doting service


  • Many steps to climb
  • Some rooms are relatively small

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

An impressive lodging, Thornbury has everything a genuine 16th-century Tudor castle needs: huge fireplaces, moody paintings, mullioned windows, and a large garden. There's also plenty of history: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor all spent time here. The standards of comfort are famous, and the pampering touches in the "bedchambers" include complimentary decanters of sherry. Guests come from all over to dine in the restaurant, where you'll find sophisticated fare

that makes use of local venison, duck, and halibut. The hotel is 12 miles north of Bristol.

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Hotel Award Winner | 2012

Hotel Information


Castle St., off A38, Thornbury, BS35 1HH, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 23 rooms, 4 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/28/2014

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