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Amman
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The castle is lovely. I really enjoyed visiting it and staying there. I had hoped our room would be more spectacular, but it was just very good. We had tea in the sitting room. It was our first experience with English cream tea. It was very expensive and I must say I was disappointed. The scones were dry and the...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. I am pleased that overall you very much enjoyed your visit to Thornbury Castle. All of our Bed Chambers are unique and each has its own personal character and charm - perhaps request one of our other lovely Rooms to try next time? I am sorry to hear...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 August 2015

30 minutes N of Bristol England is the quaint village of Thornbury and down a winding lane is a 1000 year old Church. Behind the Church is a magnificent 500 year old castle, Thornbury. Built by The Earl of Stafford, friend of King Henry VIII in 1508 this castle, according to our well traveled teenagers, is "the coolest hotel ever!!"....

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Evening 'Joe D' Thank you for your detailed and informative 5* Review. From your Review title - "One of our favourite places" - it is clear that you very much enjoyed your entire experience here at Thornbury Castle! I am pleased that you found my Receptionist Olly to be friendly and welcoming. Thank you for recommending the History Tour...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We had a two night stay for our Wedding Anniversary at this historic castle, when we arrived we were told we had been given an upgrade of bedroom. The bedroom we were given was the Woodville room, it had a four poster bed and an enormous en-suite bathroom which had a large walk in shower and a roll top bath....

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'KC' Thank you for your lovely 5* Review. I am pleased that you were impressed by our luxurious Woodville Bed Chamber - the Bathroom is most certainly designed for some true R&R! It is great to hear that you thought both the A La Carte evening meal and Beverages were good value for money. We hope to welcome...

Castleford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We stayed at the castle for 2 nights in June as a prize from the National Lottery give-away. We were very much looking forward to staying at such a prestigious castle. Upon checking in we found the reception staff polite and welcoming and were shown to our rooms which was the Declare and the Buckingham. 2 Nights for 4 people,with...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'MichelleChrisLogan' I am so sorry to hear of the disappointing service experienced during your stay in June, this is certainly not in line with the usually high level of service provided to our Guests as can be seen by the vast majority of our TripAdvisor Reviews being rated 4*/5*. We have had several new team members join the...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We have Just returned from a weekend stay at this superb castle. The whole experience surpassed all expectations. The staff were simply delightful, friendly and incredibly efficient. The food was faultless....I wanted to take the chef home the food was so good. We met with Faye, the hotel manager, and it's clear to see why this beautiful castle is the...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that we were successful in exceeding all expectations, it is clear that you very much enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our Team, they are an asset to the Castle and will be so grateful for the...

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Loved our one night stay here on a secret escapes deal. We didn't get the upgrade to a suite as offered by email but a free upgrade in the Beaufort room. The room was huge with a 4 poster bed with its own spiral stairway from outside. There was complimentary water and sherry in the room. The carpet was a...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, It is wonderful to hear that you "loved" every aspect of your recent stay here at Thornbury Castle and will look to return in the future. I am pleased to say that the Beaufort Bed Chamber is one of the Rooms that will be completely refurbished later this year in the next stage of our current Refurb Program....

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

It will be a trip my family treasures always!!!!! We stayed in the tower suite and the views alone were worth the visit. My mother still talks about thornbury as the best gift we have ever given her. It was the fairytale castle that we pictured for out visit to England. It did not disappoint.

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 'annathomas2015' Thank you so much for your kind Review. I am thrilled that we were able to provide you with such happy family memories that will be treasured for years to come. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Castle in the future. Warm Regards Jenni

Hamilton, VA
Reviewed 24 July 2015

On our approach onto the grounds of Thornbury Castle our hopes were high that we were in for a real treat--several days and nights in and around a Tudor castle. Those hopes were dashed at reception. I have never felt less welcomed in my life than I did on that mid morning. Arriving at that time, as we had driven...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Morning 'Rebecca D' Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy any aspect of your stay and that your experience was in such stark contrast to that of the norm experienced by our Guests, as can be seen by the many positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. Having spoken with...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Made booking to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary. Could not have made a better choice. The best short break we have ever experienced. We were allocated the Dukes Robe Chamber. Good sized and comfortable room. Were not disturbed by any noise at night. Had the novelty of having a helicopter land and take off from the grass area outside our room...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'Mikedddc' It is just so wonderful to read that you rate every aspect of your recent stay to be 5*. Your comment "the best short break we have ever experienced" is such a pleasure to read. It is clear that you very much enjoyed your time here at Thornbury Castle and I am delighted that we were able...

Bisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Stopped by Thornbury Castle on the off chance that we could get some afternoon tea or similar (although we had not booked) and were driving back from Wales. The castle is impressive and very authentic inside, full of history. I was able to push a wheelchair around and all the staff we spoke to were very helpful. However, as the...

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Thornbury Castle on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased that you took the time to make an impromptu visit and am delighted that you found our Team to be helpful and accommodating. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best Wishes Jenni

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Address: Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Thornbury
Price Range: €200 - €413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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