Thornbury Castle is a historic Grade 1 listed property, the last Tudor Castle to be built in England, which sits in its own fabulous grounds, overlooking the Severn Estuary towards Wales.
After a year of investigation and two years on site, the castle has been restored to its former glory. The twenty nine guest rooms, three dining rooms and two kitchens, and all the public areas have been refurbished to the highest possible standards.
We worked closely with Historic England and with the Local Conservation Officer to find appropriate solutions to the problems of providing guests with a luxurious experience in the context of a Tudor Castle. The works included new roofs and masonry repairs, all new mechanical and electrical systems, and the installation of bathrooms and kitchens, all with the least possible impact on the historic fabric of the building.
Childs Suzlmann Architects have led a number of projects at the Grade I listed Thornbury Castle over the last 15 years ranging from modest conversions of underutilised spaces into additional guest bedrooms to the more recent full refurbishment of the hotel into a Relais Au Chateuax accredited luxury hotel.
Built in the mid-16th century, the castle is the last Tudor castle to be built. The castle, however, was never completed due to the execution by Henry VIII of the Earl of Stafford who had commissioned its construction.