Straight out of the 16th century, Thornbury Castle combines modern comforts and amenities with regal, historic charm. Thanks to its productive kitchen, garden, and vineyard, guests feel like royalty when they arrive—and for good reason! The castle was once owned by Henry VIII, the King of England from 1509 until 1547 (known for establishing the Church of England as well as his six marriages) and he reportedly took Anne Boleyn here on their honeymoon.
Now a luxurious hotel and venue, it offers stunning open fireplaces, grand ballrooms, and large four-poster beds. With a total of 28 bedchambers, beginning at just £85, each room is decorated in a historic yet modern Tudor style. Four dining rooms are available, including their 16th-century dungeon dining room, where guests can enjoy an intimate ‘wine and dine’ experience beneath the castle walls. There is also a well regarded on-site spa for guests to relax.
For international travelers, the closest major airport to South Gloucestershire is Birmingham (82 miles to the north). The smaller Bristol airport is just 24 miles southwest. This enchanting getaway is just two hours from London, yet guests feel as though they’re in their own tucked-away world.
Be sure to check-in to their events page for information on upcoming festivals, outdoor adventures, and special food and drink occasions.
Address: Castle St, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HH, UK
Phone: +44 1454 281182