We are delighted to announce that this month sees a new chapter in the Castle’s rich history as Thornbury Castle becomes a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection.
Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 580 landmark hotels and restaurants spanning England, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada and France. Established around the globe, it offers its members an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.
Commenting on becoming a Relais & Châteaux member, Simone Arcucci, our General Manager said: “We are thrilled that Thornbury Castle has been invited to become a member of Relais & Châteaux and we very much look forward to introducing the castle to their discerning guests. Thornbury Castle is the only Tudor castle in the UK which operates as a hotel and restaurant and is a truly unique place to stay. Built in 1511 during the reign of Henry VIII, it was one of the grandest buildings of its time in England and has been the home of kings, queens and dukes over the centuries. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, the décor artfully reflects the Tudor style in which royalty and aristocracy would have socialised, feasted and relaxed in, allowing our guests to experience Tudor opulence in total luxury.”