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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


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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A magical stay at England's only Tudor-castle hotel, set in one of the country's most picturesque regions


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.


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


4.5 Very Good 1464 Reviews
Fit for a king
Reviewed 3 days ago

Warmly welcomed on our arrival. Our room (Anne Boleyn) was magnificent with views over the gardens & across to the church. Wisteria growing up the outside walls added to the atmosphere. Our room was large with a very large & very comfortable bed. Food was excellent & served very professionally by friendly & knowledgeable staff. Nothing was too much trouble & we felt well looked after. We had a couple of very small niggles with the room (the shower was running a bit too hot & the curtains wouldn't close completely) but these were dealt with quickly & efficiently. The choir was rehearsing in the church on our last evening & we were captivated by the beautiful music wafting across to our room. We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you for looking after us so well.

Wonderful birthday experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited thornbury castle to celebrate my birthday, from the moment we arrived I was made to feel very special. The staff where so kind, with everyone who spoke to us wishing me happy birthday. We stayed in the Woodstock deluxe room, which was very regal with four poster bed, beautiful soft furnishings, and large ornate fireplace and sculpted ceiling. My husband arranged with the help of the team for flowers to be in our room on our arrival, there was also a lovely hand written card from the thornbury team.
Our evening meal was very nice, although a little fancy for my husband, our waiter arranged for the main course to be modified to my husband's taste. The deserts were to die for. After our meal I was presented with a a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate and some liqueur truffles. A lovely touch. I'd like to thank all the team at thornbury for making my day special, with particular thanks to Charlotte on reception and Hubert our waiter.
This was our second visit, we will most definitely be returning for a third. If you are looking for somewhere special this is the place to stay.

We felt like royalty!
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stay at Thornbury Castle is the most amazing walk through history. There is so much to explore and the warm and welcoming staff is always happy to provide more information about this beautiful gem. The bedchambers are befitting of a castle - large and elegant with period furnishings and all the little historic touches kept intact. They also provide all modern amenities, of course, but you can truly feel like royalty for the day. We had booked the tower suite for a special occasion with its huge and incredibly beautiful four-poster bed (it could actually sleep four) and gorgeous views from the tower windows for miles and miles. In the evening, guests are asked to come down to the elegant and very cosy parlor for pre-dinner drinks, complimentary hot/cold snacks (including absolutely delicious arancini) and to make their menu selections. Once the food is about to be ready, you are seated in one of two beautifully appointed dining rooms. The French cuisine with Asian inspirations made all our taste buds very, very happy! The preparations of the lamb, pork and duck were equally surprising and delicious. The service was beyond impeccable and at the same time quite charming. Thornbury Castle is perfect in every way - we would love to give it 10 stars!!!

Beautiful and Amazing
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at the beginning of June and it was an amazing experience.

The castle grounds are open to the public to explore which are nice in themselves but the hotel itself is amazing.

We stayed in the Duke's Bedchamber for our anniversary as my wife is obsessed with the Tudors and Henry VIII.
The room has kept the period look and feel including the 'hidden' bathroom.

We dined in the a la carte restaurant and the food was divine. We asked for a combination of meals and this request was accommodated for without hassle.
The wine selection and recommendation was perfect and went with our meals ideally.

We also had a few drinks at the bar and whilst its not a great selection for cocktails etc. This is to be expected.

All in all our experience was perfect. Brilliant staff from check in to checkout, facilities and service.
I can't fault them one bit.

Thanks for a lovely stay and highly recommend to anyone considering - especially the midweek package which is very reasonably priced for special occasions.

Jewel in the crown
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely hotel Thornbury Castle is, the staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you. I’ve never stayed in such a lovely place, we stayed in the Bedford suite as it was our 20th wedding anniversary, a stay we will talk about for years to come. The food in the restaurant was superb, it certainly was a jewel in the crown, recommend to anyone.