Shop on Thornbury High Street and help it thrive. You will be spoilt for choice in Thornbury. An ancient market town, Thornbury is brimming with independent shops including a gift shop, jewellers, framers and garden shop, and many celebrated restaurants and pubs. The town has a strong foodie scene.
Things to do and see in Thornbury
Dating from the 16th century, the castle was briefly owned by King Henry VIII who stayed here for ten days in 1535 with Anne Boleyn. The castle, which is set in the oldest Tudor walled gardens in England, is now a luxury hotel and restaurant. It is currently closed for refurbishment but you can find more information on the Thornbury Castle website.
Thornbury and District Museum
Exhibits at this fascinating little local museum include the Thornbury Coin Hoard, a Roman coin collection found in a local garden. The museum is currently closed but you can get updates and find more information on the Thornbury Museum website.
St Mary the Virgin Church
Visit St. Mary’s, a church dating from the 12th century. Find out more and check visiting times on the Thornbury Parish website.
Book your visit to Thornbury Library, just behind the high street. To keep you and our staff safe, you will need to book an appointment ahead of your visit. Our opening hours have changed too. Find out how to book an appointment and other information about our libraries on our changes to library services during COVID-19 page.
Thornbury Community Garden
This community garden, on Upper Bath Road, off Rock street, is a fully accessible quiet space. If, once you have spent time on the high street, you would like to sit in pleasant surroundings, this garden is open all the time.
There are some public toilets in Rock Street at the entrance to the St Mary Centre.
There is parking at our Castle Court car park, just off the high street, as well as at our other car parks in the area. You can find more information on our council car parks page.
How to get to Thornbury High Street
Thornbury is well served by buses. Remember that you must wear a face covering on public transport unless exempt. For more information on public transport services visit the travelwest website. Thornbury is a great destination for cycling too as it’s on National Cycle Route 41, close to National Cycle Route 4 from Chepstow, and on the Avon Cycleway. More information on cycling here.