The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.
One of the most remarkable buildings in Britain, Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out. The Castle and gardens are open Sunday to Wednesday every week from Easter to the end of 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.
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ
Tel: 01453 810303
Located just 5 minutes from Thornbury, Eastwood Park is a popular local wedding and events venue, as well as one of the few dedicated residential conference centres in the South West. A charming and versatile country house venue with over 200-acres of land and plentiful indoor space, we can accommodate any event… whatever the weather! This includes weddings & civil ceremonies, conferences, team-building, parties, meetings, private dining, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches and more.
All function rooms are accessible on the ground floor, many having undergone recent refurbishment. There’s plentiful free parking, free WiFi and an in-house catering team who will provide anything from a 3-course sit down meal to a buffet lunch or casual barbeque. The events team can help you with all aspects of your event and can recommend suppliers to help create a day to remember.
With 70 bedrooms within our country house, we have the capacity of a hotel, however with exclusive use available as standard on all weekend weddings, our whole house is available to the couple and their guests, with in-house catering and licensed ceremony rooms all included within the cost too!
From getting ready in the bridal suite, to the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception, you can host your entire day under one roof. And there’s no shortage of outdoor space, being situated on a 200-acre private country estate.
Falfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8DA
Tel: 01454 260207
Tockington Manor is a beautiful grade 2 listed property, home to the much-loved Tockington Manor School.
The Manor House and picturesque gardens can be exclusively yours, with a beautiful hallway and reception area, sweeping staircase, rooms with extensive views, and a traditional dining hall with commercial kitchen attached. Catering is provided by our catering company.
The Cricket Pavilion is a beautiful, modern timber building with floor to ceiling windows providing views to open countryside. It has a fully fitted kitchen, toilets and changing rooms with showers. The main space is bright and airy, perfect for children’s parties. During the week the pavilion provides a tranquil space suitable for business planning meetings away from the office.
Tockington Manor, Tockington BS32 4NY
Tel: 01454 613229
Old Down Country Park has so much to offer for all the family, open seven days a week, come and experience it all in our open air setting full of nature. Situated on the outskirts of Bristol, we are set in the stunning countryside with 66 acres of open space featuring beautiful gardens, woodlands, play areas and an animal park.
Let the kids run wild in the adventure play area, equipped with jumping pillow, zip wire and climbing tower or pull up a deckchair and watch the younger children play in the toddler area packed with Little Tykes cars, small slides and see-saws.
We have a huge range of animals we’d love for you all to meet. Find out more about some of our animals during animal encounters taking place daily at 11am and 2pm including guinea pigs, rabbits and piglets.
After a busy day in the park visit our onsite Café offering various delicious deli options including sandwiches, salads, pasties and homemade cakes, as well as hot and cold beverages. Our farm shop is full of locally sourced products from independent businesses, along with seasonal produce grown on the estate by our talented gardeners.
Enjoy the country park all year round with an Annual Pass, and take advantage of exclusive discounts in the café and Country Park events. There's never a dull moment in the park with every visit a different experience. Our what’s on page on the website details all the exciting and seasonable events ahead.
Foxholes Lane, Tockington BS32 4PG
Tel: 03447 769380
A family owned and run hotel set in picturesque South Gloucestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Whether you’re travelling for business or enjoying a few days away, you’ll love the friendly atmosphere of this comfortable hotel which offers great value for money and the best of modern amenities including a new Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and refurbished bar. Our bright and spacious hotel lends itself perfectly to both small and large gatherings. Whatever the occasion we can provide food and drinks to suit your party, meeting or event.
Situated just off junction 14 of the M5, there’s easy access to Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham and the nearby historic towns of Thornbury and Wotton-under-Edge, and after a day’s exploring, you’ll find everything you need at the hotel for a relaxing stay.
Take out your diary and make sure you're available for these events; from comedy dining to murder mysteries we're always cooking up something for you here!
Bristol Road, Falfield GL12 8DL
Tel: 01454 260502
Thornbury Golf Centre provides outstanding facilities and exceptional value for money. The Centre boasts two challenging 18 hole golf courses, a comfortable and relaxed clubhouse, floodlit driving range, golf academy, well stocked pro’s shop, delightful private dining facilities and an 11 bedroom lodge with a two star AA rating.
Thornbury Golf Centre welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities 7 days a week, and the clubhouse is open to all for refreshments, snacks and meals, with free wi-fi.
Bristol Road, Thornbury BS35 3XL
Tel: 01454 281144
Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8HH
Tel: 01454 263000
Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8HH
Tel: 01454 263000
Church Road, Rudgeway BS35 3SQ
Tel: 01454 418212
Tel: 077 9494 8988
Bristol Road, Falfield GL12 8DF
Tel: 01454 260239
Pass through Thornbury Castle's gateway and find, beyond those striking stone walls, a true escape from the everyday.
Indulge your senses in a manner that befits the storied surroundings of the castle; four dining rooms, each channelling artful, British-inspired cuisine.
Inspire, impress and energise your colleagues and guests, within refined, well-equipped settings that boast over 500 years of history. From the Baron’s Sitting Room to the Tudor Hall, we offer a wealth of options perfectly tailored for business and bonding alike.
Celebrate wedding days in a way that all great love stories should be; with the grandest of romantic gestures amidst the grandeur of the castle.
Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH
Tel: 01454 281182
Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 01454 868485