Thornbury Castle

Budding time travellers are well-advised to visit this stunning 16th century castle, which stands in 15 acres of regal splendour surrounded by vineyards and a Tudor garden.

Thornbury Castle is now renowned for being one of the finest country house hotels in England – even if you are not a guest you can join the likes of Sophia Loren and Lawrence Olivier by visiting the hotel restaurant for some fine dining, or take a stroll through its historic landscaped grounds. Be sure to check the website for details of upcoming events.

Did you know?

The castle started life as a manor but was given a major upgrade in 1511 by Edward Stafford, an English nobleman who became the 2nd Duke of Buckingham and whose subsequent accusation and execution are depicted in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.