Celebrate Christmas 2019 at Thornbury Castle

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 £1947 for the three-night break, in a Classic Room, based on two adults sharing a double or twin room.

What it Includes...

Christmas Eve

Arrive from 3pm and enjoy a welcome drink at the castle. At 7pm, join your fellow guests in the Tudor Hall for a sparkling drinks reception where you will be entertained by festive carol singers, while enjoying a glass of fizz and canapés. To follow, enjoy a fabulous black-tie dinner in the award-winning restaurant from 7.30pm, after which you may wish to take a stroll to the local church for midnight mass, followed by a glass of mulled wine in the lounge areas on your return.

Christmas Day

A delicious continental breakfast will be served in your bedchamber, whilst you unwrap the goodies in your Christmas hamper! Enjoy your pre-Xmas lunch drink by the Christmas tree, followed by a Christmas ‘feast’ with all the trimmings, which will be served from 12 noon until 1.30pm in the restaurant. Afterwards, either relax or from 3.30pm, 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 pre-dinner festive cocktail from 7pm followed by a buffet dinner at 7.45pm.

Boxing Day

After a hearty Hunter’s breakfast served in the dining room between 8.30am to 10.30am, you may wish to stroll into the village to see the spectacular and traditional departure of the Berkeley Hunt. Afternoon tea will be served buffet style from 1pm – 3pm with a glass of wine. From 3pm, you will be entertained by a spectacular falconry display on the castle’s lawn with the castle's falconer Michael Davie, who is one of the country’s leading falconers. You will marvel at these magnificent birds of prey in action. 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 dinner from 7.30pm where you will be entertained by an acoustic guitarist playing throughout.

(Table reservations on Christmas Eve, for Christmas Lunch and Boxing Day evening are essential).

What it Costs...

The Gatehouse: £819
The Tower Suite: £919
Superior Suite: £819
Deluxe Suite: £804
Edward Suite: £804
Duke's Bedchamber: £774
Elizabeth Suite: £759
Deluxe Double: £759
Superior Classic: £679
Classic Double: £649

Prices quoted are per room per night based on 2 adults sharing.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total price is required to secure your stay.

The full balance of the total cost is required by 1 December 2019.

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