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.
In 2019, the gardens at Acton Court will open for three Sundays (2 June, 9 June, 16 June) in support of the National Garden Scheme charities. Acton Court will be sponsoring some ticketed and free special events to accompany the openings.
Acton Court will be sponsoring Heritage Open Day tours of the house and grounds on 13, 14 & 15 September. Tickets will be available from June. Admission free. There will be a concert on Sunday 15 September.
Light refreshments will be available at all events.
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
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
The Birthplace of Vaccination
The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN
Tel: 01453 810631
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
Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.
Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.
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.