A Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII
Acton Court is 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 open to the public from 6 July to 13 August 2016, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Full access to the house and grounds is with a professional guide only. There are a number of special events throughout the season; please check the website below for details.
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out. The Castle and Gardens are open from Easter to October, and you can visit the Butterfly House from May to September.
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
The Birthplace of Vaccination
The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN
Tel: 01453 810631
Old Down Estate offers a great Country Park day out with pets and activities for all the family, as well as an exclusive wedding and special event venue in a beautiful renovated Manor house. By day relax over tea or coffee and homemade cakes in The Barn Café - by night, hire the converted barn for parties. Our Farm and Gift shop, open 7 days a week, is free to enter and sells home-made snacks, seasonal produce, handmade crafts, gifts and toys.
Foxholes Lane, Tockington BS32 4PG
Tel: 01454 414081
Step behind the heavy oak doors and you'll find a magnificent hotel offering delicious modern cuisine, created using fine ingredients from the castle’s gardens, local markets and nearby suppliers. Click here to view our menus.
Thornbury Castle is an enchanting wedding venue, and an inspiring setting for business meetings. Come and enjoy our regular events - click below for details.
Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH
Tel: 01454 281182
Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley GL13 9EW
Tel: 01453 810510
An annual family weekend event
61-67 Rounceval Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AS
Tel: 07850 497734
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 and financed by grants and donations. Come to visit our exhibition rooms, chat to our volunteers, visit our shop, enjoy your local museum.
The museum is next to the Armstrong Hall, and opening times are Tuesday to Friday 1-4pm, and Saturday 10-4pm. We have a small shop with 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
Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic Masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world.
Eastend Farm, Grovesend Road, Thornbury BS35 2HB
Tel: 01454 411756