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Thornbury Castle

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Address: Bristol, England
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+44 1454 281182
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Who hasn't dreamed of staying in a romantic castle tucked away in the...

Who hasn't dreamed of staying in a romantic castle tucked away in the English countryside? You can at the 16th-century Thornbury, which is a perfect home base for exploring the region of South Wales, the Cotswolds, Bristol, Wye Valley and Somerset.

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Magical Christmas Holiday

This was our first visit to Thornbury Castle and we booked the 3 night/4 day Christmas stay. I was concerned my expectations would be too high, but I am happy to report that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Thornbury Castle and we booked the 3 night/4 day Christmas stay. I was concerned my expectations would be too high, but I am happy to report that Thornbury Castle for Christmas was beyond my hopes and dreams. The staff here is superior. Everyone from Murat, Steph, Darren, Pablo and Julie all had my families... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked as a surprise birthday getaway. Stayed in a deluxe bedchamber which was beyond all my expectations- in fact I think I was more overwhelmed than my other half for whom I had booked it for. Enjoyed real comfort. The bedchamber was something special. The four-poster was cosy and the best hotel bed I have ever slept in. The bath... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Highly recommend. Did not see the standard rooms but the larger ones are superb. Mostly original features (although some up-grades were done before the days when English heritage having a watchful eye over every detail). Real fires in some rooms which was a treat. Staff were pleasant, friendly and efficient - they gave us a tour and when we forgot... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had the most lovely time here. Staying in our own turret and under the canopy of a four poster bed was just amazing. Food was delicious and the staff were so helpful and friendly.

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Thank elisejudd
Bristol
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have been visiting the castle as a restaurant for many years. Would no longer recommend it as a fine dining venue or for a lovely afternoon tea.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited for a private dinner for a friend's birthday and overnight stay. The rooms are amazing, really unique. You felt as though you had stepped into history, but with the benefit of modern day luxury. Bed was really comfortable. The staff were very welcoming, professional and attentive.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Love trying out different places for fine dining experiences and boy this place did not disappoint! We had a 3 corse meal reserved for 18.45 and we arrived 15.mins early. Service was prompt, efficient and very attentative but subtle which is what you should expect. 4-5 choices on each course on the menu, the food was exceptional and excellent value... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed here on the end of May bank holiday weekend. The rooms were very large with a four poster bed. The bathroom was spacious too. The food in the evening was fantastic and the waiting and reception staff were excellent. The only downside is the price, very expensive but worth it for a one time experience. All in all, a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited recently for a special occasion, really good castle, really different place to go for a change of scenery away from the usual eateries, very expensive, but more of a tourist experience than your usual pub!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Gatehouse this time around having stayed in side the castle on previous occasions. We took our dogs with us and so the Gatehouse was perfect. It is absolutely huge inside and has a lot of character as well , it doesn't have the historic feel as the castle rooms but it met our needs. The food... More 

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