Thornbury Castle resonates with history and is the only Tudor Castle in England to be opened as a hotel. There has been a vineyard within its walls for over 500 years, from which Thornbury Castle wine is still produced.
At the castle you will discover atmospheric bedchambers, delicious Sunday lunches, free broadband, roaring fires and many historic features including suits of armour.
On-site facilities include croquet and archery, and clay-pigeon shooting and falconry can be arranged with prior notice (extra charge).
Once you’ve satisfied your historical interest, why not get out and stretch those legs? One of our perennial favourite walks is a meander through the town of Thornbury, taking in the High Street and ambling along the banks of the stream. Slightly further afield is the magnificent National Arboretum of Westonbirt. With over 14,000 labelled trees, workshops and guided walks, this can provide a fantastic learning experience for both adults and children. It’s also a superb location for a serious hike (there are 17 miles of trails), or a peaceful, relaxing stroll though a leafy wonderland.
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