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Thornbury Castle

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Address: Bristol, England
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+44 1454 281182
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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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Birthday treat

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
clairecole1983
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Bristol, UK
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 !

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disgusting afternoon. Grossly overpriced. Shop bought cakes ,thick sliced bread with thin fillings of an indeterminate nature. It looked as though they had been prepared with no skill or care at all. As for the Dinner Menu i hope they can cook better than they can spell. Symptomatic of the whole approach. A rip off trading on its location .... More 

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bristol
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an awesome place for a cream tea, took mum for her 70th, champagne with cream tea, awesome, staff were very attentive, extra cream no problem, beautiful surroundings, no rush, couldn't eat all the cakes so staff provided a box to take home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We spent an evening at Thornbury Castle last Friday to celebrate my wife's 60th Birthday. Twelve of us dined in a private dining room complete with its own private lounge where we enjoyed pre-dinner drinks in beautiful historic surroundings. The room was spectacular, the food was delicious and the team on duty looked after us fabulously.  I would like to... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Ten of us visited Thornbury Castle last weekend for a one night stay with dinner and breakfast to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The event was superbly organised by Julie and ended up as a luxurious but relaxing break for all of us. All staff were friendly and helpful throughout our visit. For dinner we had a private lounge and... More 

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