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Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens

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Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overnight stay in a real medieval castle! Our room was approached by a stone spiral staircase and was amazing and king Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept here! The food in the oak panelled dining room was delicious and adventurous. The only small criticism was the slow service at dinner but the food was worth the wait. A very special... More 

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Freelton, On
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our two children to the castle for a fabulous experience and got just that. Drinks and some complimentary hors d'oeuvre in the lounge, followed by dinner in the dining room. The breads are made on site and are delicious. A wonderful amuse bouche was served. There was plenty of time between the courses, they were not trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a spectacular, intimate castle! We stayed here as a last minute idea and for no reason other than the sheer pleasure of staying in a castle. The room was amazing with 2 fireplaces and a large four poster bed. I can't stress enough what great value this venue is. Dinner, a glass of presecco, breakfast and port in the... More 

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Bristol, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Thornbury Castle for dinner to celebrate our 21st wedding Anniversary. Was a lovely evening so we're able to have our pre drinks out in garden. Staff lovely. Very attentive. Brought our drinks to us & menu to choose dinner. Whilst we decided we had a lovely tray of petit fours to get our appetite going. Once our food... More 

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Bridgend
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133 reviews 133 reviews
34 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night with evening meal. This place is for that special occasion. Staff very pleasant, attentive and food first class. It does not come cheap but a great place to which we have returned on several occasions for special occasions. On this occasion we had a complimentary upgrade to the Gate House, self contained with lounge, dining room... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked two nights in the Dukes Bedchamber, dinner and breakfast as a present for my girlfriend. It seemed a little expensive but I thought since it was a treat we'd push the boat out. It was simply awesome and we didn't want to leave. The service was fantastic, the food fell apart on our tongue and tasted divine, the... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was treated to Afternoon Tea at Thornbury Castle yesterday for my birthday. The castle is beautiful with such lovely, well tended gardens. It was a lovely warm day so we were invited to take have our afternoon tea in the garden (our well behaved dog was also welcome) The staff couldn't do enough to help us and the food... More 

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

Good Afternoon 'DaisyBoyd24' Thank you for your lovely review. I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea for your Birthday celebration and felt that the Scones were the "best" you have tasted. Our gardener Kate does a fantastic job with the Gardens and will be delighted to read your kind acknowledgements. Thank you for your recommendations... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner bought a weekend at Thornbury Castle for my Christmas present, we went on the 19th June. What a fabulous place! As you drive through the castle gates and get your first view it`s just great .The gardens and the ruins are lovely. Our room was amazing, very large with a big open fireplace, stone walls and a four... More 

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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 feedback on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to read that you had a "fabulous" experience here with us and enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Unfortunately with such changeable weather it is difficult to control the temperature of this 16th Century Castle, however with the recent Summer heat wave I... More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
8 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our delicious freshly made gourmet quality Royal cream tea replete with sandwiches, scones, cream and jam, fancy cakes and a lavander panna cotta sated us after our "progress" around the Thornbury historical trail. Highly recommended.

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

Good Afternoon 'Peter B' Your review title made me smile! I am pleased that our "delicious" Afternoon Tea satisfied your appetite after a trek around the Thornbury Heritage Trail. Where better to end a historical trail than in our Tudor Castle, indulging in quintessentially English Tea and Cake?! Please do come back and see us again. Warm Regards Jenni More 

Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absoulutley stunning castle & grounds. After staying here you would never forget it! We treated ourselves to celebrate 10yr anniversary. Treasure memories of Our huge 7ft bed, Fireplace, filled sherry decanter, Disneyland sized key & a bathroom nearly as big as a bedroom. Quality toiletries, robes & slippers. We received A warm welcome & confirmation we were staying in a... More 

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