Thornbury Castle Hotel
Castle St, Thornbury, Bristol
Stand on the drive of this extraordinary hotel and you’ll think you hear the hooves of ghostly horses echoing through the gatehouse. It was once owned by Henry VIII and the mounting block where he heaved himself onto his unfortunate steed still stands by the oak door. Feast on modern British plates in what was once Anne Boleyn’s bedroom, then take a turn around the walled garden with a glass of port before reclining on your four poster. The two-hour tour brings every twist of a thrilling history to life. Doubles from £85.