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Thornbury Town and Locality

Thornbury is a small attractive and historic Market town in South Gloucestershire,nestling between the River Severn and the Cotswold escarpment. It is located between Junctions 14 and 16 of the M5. Thornbury is signposted at these junctions, and is accessed from the A38. The Town has been both winners and runners up in Britain in Bloom.



Town Pump



Centre piece of the Town is the replica  pump, which  before the days of mains water, would have been one of the Town’s  supply of water.


Town Crest shows the thorn bush, and the Stafford knot ( Referring to the Duke of Stafford one time owner of the castle) atop the helmet.

 The moto at the bottom translates as Jewel of the Severn Vale.



The Castle

  Built in the time of Henry Vlll, by the Duke of Buckingham. Was once a Royal Castle and now a Hotel of World wide repute.


The Chantry Community Association

The Chantry is situated at the lower end of Castle Street, and is the home to many of Thornbury's Clubs and Associations.


Thornbury Parish church of
   St Mary the Virgin


The Town Hall


Once a Police Station and Magistrate's Court, it is now the home of Thornbury Town Council. A Tourist Information Service is also available on most week days.



Thornbury  Museum

Situated virtually opposite the Church in Chapel Street. Open most week days

The Garden Shop

An independent Garden Shop situated off the High Street

Daggs Allotments

Situated off the High Street in the South of the Town

Thornbury at Christmas