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Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant

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Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH England
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Thornbury Castle is a beautiful 16th century building, which was once owned by Henry VIII and stands in 15 acres of regal splendour, surrounded by Tudor Walled Gardens. It nestles on the northern edge of Thornbury adjacent to the Gloucestershire countryside, 12 miles north of Bristol, and is well placed for visiting the Cotswolds, the Georgian city of Bath, Bristol and Wales. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, guests will experience a luxurious and sophisticated castle hotel stay, with reference to the history and traditions of Thornbury’s most famous owner; King Henry VIII. Thornbury Castle has 26 carefully-restored bedchambers, all named after key figures from Tudor history. Many with sumptuous four-poster beds and splendid stone-carved fireplaces, making your stay just that little bit more special. The "Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite" boasts the largest bed in a hotel in the UK - 10 feet wide. The restaurant at Thornbury Castle offers plenty of modern, British inspired dishes, as well as some traditional favourites. All dishes on the dinner menu use only the finest and freshest ingredients, many grown in the castle's kitchen garden and herb garden. Afternoon Teas taken in splendid surroundings at Thornbury Castle are the ultimate treat for all guests. The recipient of many prestigious awards for its fine food, Thornbury Castle has three dining rooms, each baronial in style, with stunning chandeliers, panelled walls, heraldic shields and open fires.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Archery
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, French, Chinese, Italian and 2 more

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Grade: 58 out of 100
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Amanda C wrote a review Yesterday
Marysville, Ohio59 contributions
We really enjoyed the property. The room was beautiful, as were the common areas. There was a lounge and a library to sit in and play games / have drinks. The gardens were also beautiful. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an 8-course dinner in the restaurant one night and it was all delicious. Of course staying a castle has a steep price :)
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Noel M wrote a review 2 Oct
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The food was sublime, the quality and delivery of the food was excellent. The restaurant setting was really romantic. The room was very comfortable and the fourposter bed a wow. A perfect weekend getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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oldmotherhubbard2022 wrote a review 2 Oct
Marston, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a beautiful historic Castle with plenty of history, it was like living back in the Tudor times. The rooms were amazing, we were staying in 'The Catherine Parr' room ( 6th wife of Henry VIII ) a room with a secret but my lips remain sealed....don't want to spoil it for future guests.......lol x
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Elena S wrote a review Sep 2022
Portland, Oregon5 contributions2 helpful votes
The stay at the castle was very well worth the detour. You feel like you stepped back in time. The castle is beautifully restored, yet is comfortable with all the modern amenities. The staff is very welcoming and service is excellent. Well worth the money spent.
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review of your stay at the castle. We are very proud of the recent refurbishment. The team continue to work very hard and I’m glad you felt the service was excellent. We look forward to your return in the near future. Regards Simone.
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Teddybear1 wrote a review Sep 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Wow what a place, it was everything we thought it would be and more. We were so well looked after from the minute we arrived. The staff so friendly attentive but not intrusive, Our rooms were great with super smart bathrooms. Food was superb, best we have had for a long time.
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
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We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your birthday celebration stay at Thornbury Castle. We truly try to go above and beyond for each of our guest and I am so glad to read the team gave you such a wonderful experience along the side to superb food. We very much look forward to welcoming you for your next celebration. Best Regards Simone
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CornishCrabb wrote a review Sep 2022
Holywell, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent surroundings, the staff were amazing extremely attentive without being overwhelming and the food was amazing. We stayed here 5-6 years ago and didn't think it could get any better but we were proved wrong.
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay with us here at the castle. I’m pleased you found the castle even better than before. We look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Simone
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Mellie D wrote a review Sep 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Went for afternoon tea in the lounge. Liam and Nastja were great hosts and really made our experience memorable. It's a shame that the room names have been changed as they all had history. The music needs to be quieter and more classic though. Bad covers of pop songs didnt fit the atmosphere
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
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Dear Guest, I was pleased to read that all our team members made you feel right at home and comfortable. We are working with our music provider in order to find the correct balance as per your suggestion. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards Simone
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cjconnolly18 wrote a review Sep 2022
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From the location, room quality, food to the superb service from every member of staff, Thornbury Castle is truly outstanding. It is not cheap, but unlike other high end hotels that I have stayed in, it is worth every penny
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
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Dear Guest, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed it, we are especially pleased that you felt well-looked after. The entire team is really looking forward to welcome you back in the nearest future. Regards, Simone
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Mamfystokes wrote a review Sep 2022
Seaford, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is stunning. The service is impeccable and the grounds are immaculate. Staff make you feel welcome and can't do enough to help. It is total luxury and so clean. The food is of great quality. I can't wait to go again
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
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Thank you ever so much for taking the time to post your review. I'm so glad to hear that the team looked after you so well and you found such a good attention to details. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards Simone Arcucci
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N6266NEmark wrote a review Sep 2022
Wrexham County, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a beautiful hotel with amazing food, beautiful rooms and lovely staff we felt very well looked after with the service we received. The history of the castle and local area is very interesting and we have already recommended this beautiful hotel/castle to some friends that are coming over from America and want to see some of our beautiful castles and history.
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Thank you for this lovely review. Our team always try to got the extra mile and we are pleased that you has this amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back with some of your friends. Best regards Simone Arcucci
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PRICE RANGE
$243 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thornbury castle and tudor gardens hotel thornbury, castle thornbury
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandGloucestershireThornbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Thornbury Castle (0.01 km), Thornbury Museum (0.9 km), and Public House (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ronnies, Roobroo, and casa la cucina Italiana.
Is Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Thornbury.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Slovenian.