Thornbury Castle is a castle in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes.
Following the Duke’s death Thornbury was confiscated by King Henry VIII of England, who stayed at the castle for ten days in August 1535 with his queen, Anne Boleyn.
Between 1966 and 1986 the castle was operated as one of the UK’s top restaurants by Kenneth Bell MBE with staff including food writer Nigel Slater.
The castle is now a 26-room luxury hotel and restaurant, and a venue for weddings.
Thornbury Castle, Castle St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 1HH
Tel: 01454 281182