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Roaring log fireplaces, Tudor décor and unparalleled service are but a few reasons to make Thornbury Castle your destination of choice this Christmas. This once-royal residence resonates with history, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a seasonal break to remember.

Rates are from £1864 for the three-night break in a Classic Room, based on two adults sharing a double or twin room.


Christmas Eve
Arrive from 3pm and enjoy a welcome drink at the castle. At 7pm, join your fellow guests in the bar area and be entertained by festive carol singers. After a fabulous five-course gourmet dinner, you may wish to take a stroll to one of the two local churches for Midnight Mass, followed by a hot toddy on your return to the castle.

Christmas Day
A continental breakfast will be served in your bedchamber, whilst you unwrap the goodies in your Christmas hamper! At noon, meet in the lounge for pre-lunch canapés. At 12.30pm a Christmas feast will be served with all the trimmings. Afterwards, either relax or embark on the Tudor Quest - the search for a mysterious, lost jewel - 'the heart of Jasper Tudor' believed to be hidden in the castle grounds. Later, enjoy a festive cocktail at 7pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 7.45pm.

Boxing Day
After a hearty hunter's breakfast, served in the dining room, you may wish to stroll into the village to see the spectacular and traditional departure of the Berkeley Hunt. Then, return to the castle for an afternoon tea from 1pm to 3pm with wine, sherry or mulled wine, after which you will be entertained by a spectacular falconry display on the castle lawn, with the castle's resident falconer, Michael Davie. Optional wine tasting sessions are available throughout the afternoon at just £35 per person (pre-booking is essential). In the evening you will be welcomed to a farewell gala dinner from 7.30pm, where you will be entertained by an acoustic guitarist playing throughout dinner.

Rates, per room per night for the three-night break:
The Gatehouse: Booked
The Tower Suite: £892
Superior Suite : Booked
Deluxe Suite: £792
Edward Suite: Booked
Elizabeth Suite: Booked
Deluxe Double: £732
Superior Classic: Booked
Classic Double: £622

An extended four-night break can be offered too. Please enquire for further details.

Children over the age of 8 years are welcome at the castle during the festive break and will be charged a supplement depending on their age.

This special break is available from 24 December 2018 to 28 December 2018.
Rooms are subject to availability.