New Homes in Thornbury

Located in Gloucestershire, with Bristol to the south and Gloucester to the north, Thornbury is a thriving market town with plenty to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re enjoying afternoon tea in the picturesque surroundings of Thornbury Castle, heading to a nearby country park, walking the Cotswold way, or strolling around Bristol there’ll be something for the whole family close to your new home in Thornbury.

Things to see and do

Thornbury’s most famous site is its castle. The Tudor structure was once a short-term home of Henry VIII and is now a luxury hotel. Residents of Thornbury can still enjoy the best of the location with a spot of afternoon tea. Other historical attractions in the local area include Thornbury Museum, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, and Caldicot Castle.

For families looking for child-friendly activities and days out, Thornbury doesn’t disappoint. You can see the animals at Old Down Country Park or the Wild Place project, get creative at Paintpotts, take to the water at Cattle Country Adventure Park, or get up into the trees at Mojo Active High Ropes Adventure.

Both Bristol and Gloucester are about a 45-minute drive from Thornbury, making it an ideal spot to enjoy the best of both cities including Gloucester Cathedral, the Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bristol Aquarium and Clifton Observatory.

If being outside and close to nature is important to you and your family, you’ll be pleased to know that Thornbury is on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Golf fans will certainly be spending their time at Thornbury Golf Centre too.


If you’re moving to Thornbury with school-age children, it’s great to know there are several schools in the area rated outstanding by Ofsted. They include St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School, and New Siblands School.

The University of Bristol, the University of Bath and Gloucestershire University are all nearby, for anyone in the family planning on studying for a degree from your new home in Thornbury.

Getting to Thornbury

Thornbury is connected to the rest of the UK motorway network via the M5, with Bristol 45 minutes away, Gloucester 45-50 minutes, Bath an hour, Stroud 40 minutes, and Cardiff an hour away.

There are 70 different local bus routes, that help connect residents of Thornbury to the towns and cities nearby. When the time comes to enjoy a well-earned holiday, Bristol Airport is just 45 minutes away.