Overview of the Area
Thornbury is a market town and civil parish situated in South Gloucestershire, approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Bristol, England. It is well-known for its historical significance and charming atmosphere. Thornbury Castle, a notable landmark, is an impressive Tudor building that has been converted into a luxury hotel and restaurant. The town also houses Thornbury Museum, providing insights into the area's heritage. The town offers a mix of historical sites, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities, making it a delightful destination for tourists and residents alike.
Thornbury is just off the A38 and has excellent access to the M4, M5 interchange. The cities of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham are within easy reach by car and the local bus services are very good in Thornbury with plenty of services into central Bristol and beyond. The local train station can be found at Bristol Parkway (Paddington/South Wales).
The town is blessed with a great choice of schools, including five primary schools, plus The Castle secondary school which is situated on the edge of open countryside close to Thornbury Castle.
Things to do
There’s a lot of open space and beautiful countryside surrounding Thornbury. The local Mundy playing fields has a children's play area and sports ground. There’s also a local Golf Club, Leisure Centre, which has a gym, pool, squash and tennis courts along with local Football, Rugby and Cricket teams.