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Christmas at the Castle - England, Britain + UK Vacation Packages - England, Scotland and Wales Travel Tours 2012

Christmas at the Castle - England

Included in this Special Offer

  • 3 nights luxury accommodation at Thornbury Castle
  • Christmas Eve tea, champagne reception and five-course gourmet dinner.
  • Christmas Day Feast, entertainment and Port tasting.
  • Boxing Day falconry display and gala dinner with entertainment.
  • Breakfast Daily.

Details of this Special Offer

Celebrate the 498th Christmas at Thornbury Castle and make it a Christmas to remember. Combining traditional English customs, sumptuous meals, festive entertainment, luxurious accommodation and a unique and historic setting your Christmas this year will be entirely unforgettable.

Tour Itinerary

Christmas Eve (Thurs Dec 24th 2009)

Check-in and enjoy afternoon tea served in the castle lounges for thirsty travellers. After unpacking and settling into your bedchamber, we will all meet at dusk in the inner courtyard to hear the Kingswood Brass Band play carols around the Christmas tree, whilst we sup a glass of mulled wine In the evening enjoy the welcoming "Black Tie" Champagne reception to be held in the "Old Castle Tudor Kitchen" followed by a five-course Gourmet Dinner and musical entertainment. Later, those inclined may take a short stroll to the Midnight Mass service at either of the two local churches (Church of England or Roman Catholic) and return to the Castle for mince pies and hot toddies in front of the fire. Then, retire to your bedchamber to await the sound of sleigh-bells!

Overnight Thornbury Castle

Christmas Day (Fri Dec 25th 2009)

Enjoy a continental breakfast served in your room before meeting at 10.30am in front of the Christmas tree in the lounge to open Christmas gifts, followed by a talk on the history of Thornbury Castle, during which sherry will be served. A tradtional full Christmas "feast" with all the trimmings is served at lunch whilst afterwards you can enjoy a stroll of the castle grounds or take part in the entertainment by embarking on the Tudor Quest a search for a mysterious lost jewel "the heart of Jasper Tudor" believed to be hidden in the Castle grounds. In the evening cocktails are served and an informal light supper, followed by Port tasting.

Overnight Thornbury Castle

Boxing Day (Sat Dec 26th 2009)

After a "Hunter's Breakfast" on Boxing Day morning you may take a short stroll into the village to see the departure of the Hunt. A light lunch is served following which there will be a falconry display in the Castle grounds when you can see these magnificent birds of prey in action. In the evening we will hold a Gala Dinner with modern-day mediaeval entertainer "Peterkin"a superb jester and fire-eater!

Overnight Thornbury Castle

Sunday Dec 27th 2009

After enjoying a final breakfast check-out to embark on your journey home with magnificent memories of Christmas at Thornbury.


Begin Thornbury Christmas Eve

Room Type
Price pp GBP£ Price pp USD$
Classic Bedchamber £1065 $1759
Deluxe Bedchamber £1275 $2099
Deluxe Suite
£1515 $2499
Superior Tower Deluxe Suite
£2565 $4229

Prices are per person land only based on 2 people sharing a twin room. Single supplements apply. Ask for other currencies

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