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Thornbury Castle
Berkeley Castle... where history is a home

Acton Court


Acton Court is a beautifully conserved Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII. It's believed to be the most original Tudor house in Britain. The East wing was built by Nicholas Poyntz in 1535 for a weekend visit by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Acton Court will re-open to the public in 2024 for self-guided audio tours, events and workshops. Admission to Acton Court gives access to the grounds, the Royal Apartments, the ground floor area and any activities that may be taking place on the day.

Full details and booking information can be found on the Tours and Events pages of our website below.

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
www.actoncourt.com/
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Berkeley Castle


The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.

One of the most remarkable buildings in Britain, Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out or wedding. The Castle and gardens are open Sunday to Wednesday every week from Easter to the end of October.

In addition the Castle promotes a programme of special events throughout the year and is a unique and distinguished venue to hire for special occasions. Check our website for opening times, prices and events.

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ
Tel: 01453 810303
www.berkeley-castle.com/
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Old Down Country Park


Foxholes Lane, Tockington BS32 4PG
Tel: 03447 769380
olddownestate.co.uk/
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Thornbury Castle


Pass through Thornbury Castle's gateway and find, beyond those striking stone walls, a true escape from the everyday.

Indulge your senses in a manner that befits the storied surroundings of the castle; four dining rooms, each channelling artful, British-inspired cuisine.

Inspire, impress and energise your colleagues and guests, within refined, well-equipped settings that boast over 500 years of history. From the Baron’s Sitting Room to the Tudor Hall, we offer a wealth of options perfectly tailored for business and bonding alike.

Celebrate wedding days in a way that all great love stories should be; with the grandest of romantic gestures amidst the grandeur of the castle.

Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH
Tel: 01454 281182
www.thornburycastle.co.uk
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Dr Jenner's House


The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN
Tel: 01453 810631
jennermuseum.com/
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Thornbury & District Museum


The museum was started in 1986 to house a collection of artefacts bequeathed to The Thornbury Society, and rapidly expanded. It is managed by the Thornbury & District Heritage Trust, a registered charity as well as a Trust company, and is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and Thornbury Town Council. It is an independent museum, financed by grants and donations. Tour our exhibition rooms, chat to our volunteers, visit our shop, enjoy your local museum. We have books, leaflets, pamphlets, postcards, all of local interest.

Postal address: Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR

Chapel Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 857774
www.thornburymuseum.org.uk/
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Thornbury Arts Festival


Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.

Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/thorn...


Woodchester Mansion


Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3TS
Tel: 01453 861541
www.woodchestermansion.org.uk/
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