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Lovely for a one night romantic getaway

We found the Castle very beautiful, well kept, the food is delicious and the staff warm and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Stunning grounds and view across the Severn Estuary, a real Castle.

A lovely couple of nights here, service excellent, location stunning, very relaxing and plenty to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
Bristol, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found the Castle very beautiful, well kept, the food is delicious and the staff warm and welcoming. Rooms have the special castle feeling, being at the same time comfortable and functioning. The only downside or should I better say room for improvement from our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely couple of nights here, service excellent, location stunning, very relaxing and plenty to see in the area, 10/10 from us.

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I took a visit in Early September. Really a stimulating experience. Had a Room that was original build from before 1100AD. Very nice modern spaces as well. ‘‘Twas a great experience”. Oh Sorrry. Make sure u visit the unrestored sections for a different...More

Thank WE273
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was our second visit and we had a great time yet again. We love the history and the character of the castle and the staff are tremendous. Each and every member of staff goes above and beyond to help your stay a memorable one....More

Thank xbigalx
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed overnight and had a very pleasant stay in a truly historic castle steeped in Tudor history. Our welcome was extremely warm and comprehensive and our room was very beautiful with plenty of attention to detail (paintings, gilded mirror and sumptuous...More

Thank Tristan W
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Coming from the colonies who wouldn't want to stay in a 16th century castle - when visiting the Bristol area there is no better place to put one's feet up The experience didn't disappoint - the traditional rooms - the grounds - the dining experience...More

Thank IAN R
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Thornbury Castle for afternoon tea today and have to say it was fantastic. As fussy eaters = 1 meat eater, 2 vegetarian, 2 vegans and 3 dogs - this should have been a challenge for the staff but it was easy. We were made...More

Thank Dezza64
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have had afternoon tea here and it had been excellent both times. With finger sandwiches, two large scones each with lots of clotted cream and jam and several mini cakes I defy anyone to eat it all! Plenty of...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We stayed here for one night away, to visit the SS Great Britain.. nice welcome, very nice room with arrow type windows.....ok if you want to use a bow and arrow.... like in the old days. Castle was started in the Ninth century, before my...More

Thank stuart h
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

My daughter had her wedding here it was a wonderful day staff couldn't do more for us stayed over night with breakfast rooms are lovely beds are huge and comfy and breakfast was lovely grounds are amazing to walk round so picturesque would defiantly stay...More

Thank sharon g
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30 October 2017|
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Response from Marilyn D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go out drive and use car park and walk the gardens for free,
Sophie P
27 August 2016|
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Response from Stan M | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to ask them that. I wasnt aware of this restriction
9 June 2016|
Response from Stan M | Reviewed this property |
Its not cheap - £47 for two. You can get a cream tea for a bit less and a luxury tea for a lot more, but this was perfect for a celebration. Plenty to eat, and they provide a box for what you cannot manage.