4.5
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What We Love

  • A traditional room in an authentic English castle, with breakfast and dinner includedFeeling like a royalty as you savor a lovely Sunday roast in the elegant dining room
  • Admiring the carefully maintained Tudor details of this unique castle hotel
  • Dabbling in archaic pastimes – falconry or archery anyone?

What To Know

  • The town of Thornbury is just a 10-minute walk away
  • This is a good starting point for day trips to Bath, Bristol, and Wales
  • Royal Afternoon Tea is a worthwhile splurge
  • Free WiFi is strong

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A magical stay at England's only Tudor-castle hotel, set in one of the country's most picturesque regions

Location

With a stay at Thornbury Castle in Bristol (Thornbury), you’ll be minutes from Thornbury Castle. This 5-star hotel is within the region of Berkeley Castle and Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 26 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and electric kettles.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an attached winery or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary English breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Thornbury Castle
Castle Street
Bristol, BS35 1HH United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1647 Reviews
elegant historic castle hotel
Reviewed 10 hours ago

this historic castle is very elegant and impressive. we had the duke bed chamber that was really nice and there are more similar chambers. the gardens are nice. the two restaurants are elegant and we enjoyed the dinner. the staff - excellent.
this is an impressive castle hotel.

Secret Escape offer
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Paid for an upgrade and were lucky enough to be in Henry VIII's room. Splendid ambiance and beautiful windows entwined with ivy. Lovely and quiet.
I would like a magnifying make up mirror and chair in the dressing area.
Loved the tranquility of the walled garden and the church next door.
The deal included two nights three course dinner which was a night too much really as the menu didn't change.
Would recommend the upgrade.

Had a good time
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here as part of the wife's birthday surprise. We'd been here before and enjoyed it, and looked forward to staying here again. This time around we were in the DePercy room.

Good:
The staff were excellent, and a special shout-out to Rebecca on Reception, who was so helpful during check-in and also when we had a query later on. All the staff were very attentive and polite so can't rate them highly enough.
The food we had in the Restaurant during dinner and breakfast was very nice, we especially enjoyed dinner, the lamb was lovely and the dessert consisting of bananas, chocolate and rum was sooooo nice !
The gardens were lovely to walk around and we got some great photos there.
The wife was especially pleased with the Elemis toiletries in the bathroom and the opportunity to buy some at a very reasonable price.
The bed in the room was somewhat 'bouncy' but we managed, for the most part (see 'Not so good'), to get some good sleep, and couldn't hear the guests in their rooms to either side of us or above us.

Not so good:
To be fair, this isn't really the fault of the hotel, but just people being......, well, selfish I guess. Awoken at 1:30am by some idiots outside all very loudly talking and laughing, without caring about the people sleeping above them. Thankfully they all went inside before I could 'politely' advise them to shut up.Unfortunately, the DePercy room we were in, and the other rooms adjacent to some extent, are right above the Reception entrance, so we experienced the same thing at 7:15am in the morning as people were leaving.
So this brings me onto the room. I know from our previous visit that there are indeed some really lovely rooms in the Castle, unfortunately I can't say that DePercy is that great. I mean, don't get me wrong, apart from the location of it, as mentioned above, it's ok, it's just not that big and the view is of the courtyard, which isn't exactly that exciting. It was a bit of a disappointment , and I had tried for a room upgrade, but alas they were fully booked. So lesson learned for me, book well in advance in the future !

But the positives far outweigh the negatives, so we'll certainly be looking to come back in the near future !

Both Regal and Royal!
Reviewed 3 days ago

A one night stay with our newly married daughter and son in law staying in the Duke’s Bedchamber and my wife and I in a Superior Classic room.
The castle and grounds are magnificent. The church next door was a great place to visit. It is truly a magical setting.
Dinner and breakfast were excellent. The staff was competent and caring.
Thornbury Castle is a wonderful place to stay - and if you like to visit castles, Berkeley and Chepstow castles are just a few miles away, as is Tintern Abbey and the beautiful Wye Valley!

Far Beyond These Castle Walls...
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and fascinating castle with a really lovely walled garden. The Henry VIII link works a treat - he stayed here for ten days with Ann Boleyn. That has brought in plenty of visiting Americans - very evident during our stay. Our room - we upgraded to the Henry suite - was fantastic. Huge, dressing room, bathroom and a fantastic leaded window running floor to ceiling. Can dine as well although the menu, while good, was limited making it something that with hindsight I would have done on just one of the two nights we were there. Lots of panelled hallways and spiral staircases. There is probably a ghost or two given that Henry VIII has the owner's head removed from his shoulders. Who needs theme parks when you've got real castle like this?