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Chadwick & Gaffori
"I've been often and never had anything other than excellent treatment. I recommend this practice, one of the best I've used so far.

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Thornbury Golf Lodge
"Good Points: We arrived in the dark. Managed to locate the gateway to the drive and the Lodge car park. Found reception by chance an illuminated arrow would be helpful ..." More

Thornbury Golf Lodge
"Good Points: First class staff, location and room size, interesting old building, golf on site was a big plus for my husband. Breakfast was excellent, food good overall. Bad ..." More

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Situated in the Lower Seven Vale (12 miles north of Bristol) is the ancient market town of Thornbury - the town was known as Thornbyrig to the Anglo Saxons and as Turnberie in the Domesday Book (1086); Iron age artifacts and Roman remains - including a hoard of coins - attest to older settlement in the area. The earliest record of Thornbury is in 896, by 1066 it was in the hands of an Anglo Saxon chieftain called Brictric, it passed into the hands of Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror by the simple expedient of throwing him in Winchester Gaol - Brictric did not return the lady`s affections whilst he was an ambassador to the court of Baldwin, Count of Flanders. The town is dominated by the Castle and the church of St.Mary`s. The castle was started in 1511 by Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham, in 1521 he fell foul of King Henry VIII and was beheaded - it didn`t do to upset the monarchy! - who confiscated all the Dukes estates. When Mary Tudor, the Kings daughter, became Queen she restored the castle to the decedents of the Duke. The church of St.Mary dates back to 1106 but has undergone much rebuilding so that only the north and south doors and the font date to the earliest times, in the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Perpendicular style with a tower crowned with pierced battlements and turrets. The town centre retains mush the same street pattern as in medieval times, they are lined with mainly 17th & 18th century facades but some are built onto even older structures, other buildings of note are; the Market Hall, scene of the cattle market until 1911; the Swan Inn a coaching inn of the 17th century; the Town Hall once the Magistrates Court & Police Station and Porch House dating from the 15th century.


RC Church of Christ the King
St Marys, Thornbury


South Gloucestershire Council


Chadwick & Gaffori
Cole-Morgan, Cole-Morgan, Furlong & Hichens


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Thornbury Health Centre

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Black Horse
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Blend Cafe Lounge
Thornbury Castle


Five Star Travel
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Thornbury RFC (Rugby Union)
Thornbury Running Club (Athletics)
Thornbury Town (Amateur Football)

Thornbury TTC (Table Tennis)


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The Bickford Arms (2.97 miles)

The Bickford Arms

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The Bickford Arms has stood at Brandis Corner near Holsworthy since the 17th century, first as a coaching inn and now as a completely rebuilt traditional pub/restaurant offering bed and breakfast. Reduced ... More

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Halfmoon Inn (The) (5.53 miles)

Halfmoon Inn (The)
Family run and owned since 1958 the Half Moon Inn is renowned for its hospitality and unique homely atmosphere. Situated in some of the most picturesque countryside in North Devon, Sheepwash once a thriving market ... More | visit website
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Hay Meadow Farm (5.68 miles)

Hay Meadow Farm
Hay Meadow Farm is a 12th century thatched manor house with origins dating even further back. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book the farm is steeped in history with its inglenook fireplaces and exposed wooden beams ... More | visit website
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Court Barn Country House Hotel (6.72 miles)

Court Barn Country House Hotel
Court Barn is a romantic country house set in 5 acres with unspoilt views across rolling Devon countryside. It originated in the 17th century and additions were made in 1853. We have 8 en suite ... More | visit website
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Blagdon Manor (7.48 miles)

Blagdon Manor
A Grade II listed building with wonderful views across the rolling Devonshire countryside towards Dartmoor; records suggest that the Manor has existed in some form since saxon times; long before the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Penhaven Country House Hotel (7.85 miles)

Penhaven Country House Hotel

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Set in 10 acres of grounds, the tranquil Penhaven Country House Hotel provides a perfect base to relax, unwind and enjoy everything North Devon has to offer. The stylishly refurbished hotel is ... More

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Furzedon B&B (8.33 miles)

Furzedon B&B
Jan & Jerry Sharpe welcome you to Furzedon which is a new build cob house. It is one of only 4 new cob houses to have been built since the early 20th century. Cob is ... More | visit website
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Price of Peace (8.83 miles)

Price of Peace

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Price of Peace is situated on the banks of the River Torridge in peaceful and tranquil surroundings.Built as a fishing lodge it has been lovingly restored to offer luxury en-suite ... More

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The George (9.10 miles)

The George
The George, Hatherleigh, is back from the ashes. This country pub, hotel and dining room is now fully reopened after a 2.5 m refurbishment. It is famous for offering sensational food and stylish bedrooms at ... More | visit website
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Hoops Inn & Country Hotel (9.14 miles)

Hoops Inn & Country Hotel

The Hoops Inn has been a landmark on the main route from North Devon via Clovelly to Cornwall for as long as anyone can remember. In fact there has been a hostelry on this spot ... More | visit website

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