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Thornbury Castle

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Address: Bristol, England
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+44 1454 281182

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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Excellent in every way

We stayed at the end of March this year, it was a truly amazing experience. We loved it so much that we have booked again in June. Food delicious. Staff very helpful, Rooms are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the end of March this year, it was a truly amazing experience. We loved it so much that we have booked again in June. Food delicious. Staff very helpful, Rooms are superb and clean, and decorated very tastefully. We felt like royalty in the four poster bed, and it was so comfortable. Would highly recommend. Played croquet... More 

Thank janermarshall1205
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so disappointing. For the price we pay at top end hotels you don't expect shoddy waiters who make you feel like you are an inconvenience or ignore you, nor food that would be outclassed by a local pub £10 lunchtime deal offer. Some staff, particularly reception, were lovely but others out of Fawlty Towers. The gardens were unkept... More 

1 Thank jimjams65
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was immediately upgraded upon arrival. This room was beyond our imaginations. It was gorgeous bed set on tiled floor with an enormous fireplace. The bathroom was also incredible - huge with the largest shower I've ever seen in a hotel. It truly was what staying in a castle should feel like. The historical significance of this place is... More 

Thank ivculbert
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprise birthday gift for my partner was well received but the management could do so much better. We had to wait ages at check-in and because we had not booked a slot for our dinner (despite it being part of the price), we could only eat really late in the evening. We were advised that afternoon tea could be... More 

1 Thank dawnnielsen
Bristol, UK
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, really up themselves. Went in, asked for cream tea price, snooty receptionist quoted over £30 EACH! When I said 'I only want a freak tea, not buy the castle' she snootily saud'well, if you ONLY want the cream tea, it's £15 each. We left and had a very nice cream tea locally for under a fiver each! When we... More 

1 Thank Martinfreye
Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Fantastic historical location for a special occasion. Sumptuous rooms to make you feel like a princess. The right mixture of modern and original. The ground are well maintained and ideal for taking a stroll after a hearty breakfast.

Thank clairecole1983
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had been wanting to stay at Thornbury Castle for some time and our Silver Wedding anniversary was the perfect opportunity, and it didn't disappoint. It was full of character and the bedroom (Henry) that we stayed in was superb and the bed was extremely comfortable. The food was lovely and the only thing we would have altered would be... More 

Thank staff92
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

OMG amazing place to stay. We booked via secret escape and at £250 for one night in a deluxe bedchamber with 2 course evening meal and breakfast I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. We arrived slightly early but decided we could wander around the grounds. Lucky for us our room was already ready so we were able to... More 

Thank Jo B
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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333 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I loved this place! The history is remarkable and to think that King Henry was a visitor.! We loved the sumptuous accommodation. Gorgeous beds and rooms. The breakfast and teas are fabulous and to walk around the garden and enjoy the ambience is very appealing !

Thank 365giannad
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Over priced scruffy inside and out, Staff not particularly friendly and waitresses in grubby uniforms. Car park was in such a state on could not leave the car without Walking through huge puddles. We walked in the grounds where some areas looked like a rubbish tip. The bathroom was not cleaned properly and nowhere to put anything down except the... More 

1 Thank Jacqueline D

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