Thornbury is known to be one of the best places to live in 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 on the first and third Thursdays of each month between 9am and 1:30pm. 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.
Built in the 12th Century, St Mary’s Church is the oldest surviving building in Thornbury, and is one of 7 churches in the area.