Thornbury is known to be one of the best places to live near Bristol, and with its traditional shops and old-world feel it’s not hard to see why this bustling market town is so sought after.
With a mix of traditional shops and High Street brands, plus a shopping centre and two supermarkets, Thornbury High Street has everything you need for a day’s shopping. Be sure to visit the farmers market, which is held every Saturday (St Mary car park), Thursday fortnightly (St Mary shopping centre) and the 4th Saturday of the month Thornbury High St (temporarily relocated to St Mary car park). Hungry visitors to the town are spoilt for choice, with a large selection of very good restaurants and cafes – from high quality pub fare, to Italian cuisine, there is something to suit all tastes and wallets.
Thornbury town also has a thriving community scene, which caters to a wide-range of interests – including over a dozen musical and drama groups, sports clubs, scouts, air, and sea cadets, plus history, charity, and social organisations. Thornbury also has a leisure centre, library, doctors, dentist, opticians and medical centre. There are ample opportunities to stay or get fit, with football, rugby, cricket, badminton, tennis, golf, buggy fit and a skate park.
The numerous musical and drama groups often perform in the Armstrong Hall near the town centre (seating 350) or the adjacent Cossham Hall (seating 140). Performances also take place in church halls and occasionally in the Leisure Centre.
The High Street is one way access only for motorised vehicles. You can park on the High Street (in bays) for loading/un-loading, limited waiting and blue badge parking. Cyclists are able to access the High St in both directions.