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Thornbury Castle Christmas Package 2024

Bristol, England

At a Glance

  • 3-night package from £3500 (based on 2 people)
  • Includes meals and activities

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.

The property is located in South-west England, close to the historic city of Bath, and is easy to reach from all of England’s major cities, including London. From London, take the 90-minute train ride to Bristol, followed by a 30-minute taxi journey to the castle, or drive directly in approximately 2 hours.

Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne upon arrival, when you book through Celtic Castles!

Comments from previous guests...

"Luxurious accommodation, delicious food, and friendly and attentive staff, so very enjoyable experience."
Diane, Oxfordshire

"An unforgettable experience from all aspects. A true journey to another era. Services of high quality and a willing and friendly staff always there to help, with particular reference to Christina and Pedro."
Michalis Seiradakis, Greece

What it Includes...

Christmas Eve
  • Arrive at leisure, and enjoy a delicious cream tea from 1 pm until 4 pm. Bedrooms will be available from 3 pm;
  • Enjoy the carol singers by flickering candlelight at 4 pm in the Tudor Hall, with a mulled wine or hot chocolate;
  • From 7.00 pm, guests are invited to a Champagne reception, followed by a 3-course dinner and live music;
  • After dinner, those guests who wish to attend a Christmas church service may walk next door to St. Mary’s Church for the Midnight Eucharist; alternatively to the Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King, situated further towards Thornbury town centre.
Christmas Day
  • A delicious breakfast will be served in the restaurant between 8 am and 10 am, or relax with breakfast served in your bedchamber, whilst you exchange Christmas gifts;
  • Join your fellow guests at 12.30 pm, and enjoy a pre-lunch Champagne drinks reception by the Christmas tree with live music, followed by a 4-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings;
  • At 3 pm, feel free to join the team in the lounge and library to listen to a live radio broadcast of the King’s Christmas message;
  • If you wish to work off your fabulous lunch, enjoy the castle's 'Tudor Quest', searching for a mysterious lost jewel, hidden within the castle grounds;
  • Pre-dinner festive cocktails will be served followed by a relaxed Christmas buffet in the lounges.
Boxing Day
  • Between 8 am and 10.30 am, a hearty breakfast will be served in the dining room, after which you may wish to take part in traditional Tudor activities including axe-throwing and longbow archery;
  • Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea served by the fire in the lounges;
  • From 6.30 pm you are invited to join the team for a pre-dinner glass of Champagne in the lounge, followed by our 5-course gala farewell dinner from 7.30 pm where you will be entertained by live music.
27 December
  • Breakfast will be served in the restaurant from 7.30 am to 10.30 am, before saying a fond farewell. Check-out time is 11.00 am.

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

What it Costs...

Deluxe Double Room - £3,500 (fully booked)
Superior Deluxe Room - £4,550 just 1 left!
Castle Suite - £4,700 (fully booked)
Henry VIII Suite - £5,000 (fully booked)

Price are based on 2 guests sharing a double room.
Prices for children are available upon request.
All taxes and fees are included in the above prices.

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 2024.

Supplements apply to larger bedroom categories, and children’s rates are applicable during the Christmas package only.


Our Experts Say

Thornbury Castle Hotel resonates with history. But step behind the heavy oak doors and you'll find a magnificent hotel with roaring fires, delicious modern cuisine and sumptuous bedchambers. Thornbury Castle has the claim of being visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Today, the 500 year-old castle with its beautiful oriel windows, Tudor hall and historic parkland is a place of tranquillity, with easy access from London. There has even been a vineyard within the castle walls for over 500 years, from which Thornbury Castle wine is still produced.