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Fodor's 2012 Hotel Award Winner

Thornbury Castle


At a Glance


  • grand medieval surroundings
  • sumptuous rooms
  • doting service


  • many steps to climb
  • village is dull

Thornbury Castle 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 such as loin of venison, quail, and duck. The hotel is 12 miles north of Bristol.

    Hotel Details

  • 22 rooms, 5 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 06-10-2013

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