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 3 July to 11 August 2013, 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.
Tel: 01454 228224
Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out. The Castle, Gardens and Butterfly House (May - Sept) are open from Easter to October.
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.
Tel: 01453 810332
Edward Jenner is known as the man who changed the world – inventor of the smallpox vaccination and founder of immunology. He was also a country doctor, naturalist, geologist, ballooning pioneer and medical scientist. Find out about his life and work at the museum established in his beautiful Queen Anne home. Full opening times and dates can be found on the Visit section of our website.
Tel: 01453 810631
Set in 60 acres, Old Down Country Park is a fun day out for all the family. There is plenty to see and do, including taking a stroll around the farm and meeting the resident animals.
The park also boasts a Victorian Walled Garden, woodland walk, adventure playground, rockery and fishing lake.
Refreshments are available from the café with seasonal snacks and cakes prepared fresh every day. Next door to the café sits the farm shop stocked with a selection of locally sourced produce, toys and gifts.
Old Down Manor sits in the grounds of the country park and is available for private hire and weddings.
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. Thornbury Castle is an enchanting wedding venue, and an inspiring setting for business meetings. Come and enjoy our regular events - click below for details.
Tel: 01454 281182
Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, Glos, GL13 9EW
Tel: 01453 810510
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 Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 857774
For more information, see our Thornbury Arts Festival page, or visit the festival website, below.
Slimbridge, Glos GL2 7BT
Tel: 01454 411756