Tudor Queen Day

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Step Back in Time at the Beautiful Thornbury Castle - Dress, Eat & Drink as a Tudor Queen

Tudor Queen Experience invites you to a unique and ultimate experience day. Step back in time and dress and be entertained as a Tudor Queen whilst enjoying the best food and drink the 21st Century has to offer.


Thornbury Castle was once owned by Henry VIII and visited by his Majesty and Queen Anne Boleyn during their Summer progress in 1535.


Thornbury Castle is located in the beautiful South West of England countryside, in the market town of Thornbury near the Cotswolds. The only Tudor Castle in England that is still run as a hotel. 


Here is an  example itinerary of the day:


  • We will greet you with a sparkling wine and sweet pastries reception at the Tudor Hall with an introduction from your maids for the day headed by Lady Samantha. This is then followed by the most exciting activity of choosing and being dressed in a beautiful theatrical Tudor Gown and jewels for the day.


  • We then go on a grand tour of the castle grounds in all your Tudor finery, where you will be photographed by our professional photographer to capture this fun and exciting day.  


  •  We then return to the Tudor Hall for luncheon, where you will dine on a wonderful buffet of delicious food and refreshments.


  • In the afternoon there will be a further opportunity to explore the castle and gardens.


  • We can then wander the grounds where we should come across the Kings Falconer and his amazing Birds of Prey. We can stop to hold the birds, have more photographs and see these amazing birds in flight.


  • Once you’ve tried your hand at Falconry, we will enjoy the most delicious, indulgent and quintessential Cream Tea, with  hand made scones, Cornish clotted cream and English strawberry jam.


  • We then return to the Tudor Hall to relax and de-gown whilst listening to the best Tudor Music of the time with a complimentary goblet of English Mead, a sweet wine made from honey which was a very popular drink amongst the wealthy of Tudor England.


  • Alas this will then conclude your day as a Tudor Queen where you will receive a  gift as a memento of this special day.  Your professional proof photographs will be sent to you, so you can choose two prints to remember your day (including a digital copy so you can share with your friends and family or on social media).


You can of course purchase more photographs should you so wish.

The Tudor Queens Day begins at 10am and finishes at approximately 4pm.

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The price per Lady for The Tudor Ladies Day is £295, which includes all the following:

  • Tudor Gown & Jewels for the Day
  • Sparkling Wine (or non alcoholic alternative) Reception
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Afternoon Cream Tea
  • Falconry session
  • Dancing, Croquet & Other Games
  • Professional Photographer - Including 2 x Prints (and digital copies) per Lady
  • Lady-in-Waiting Service for the Day
  • Complimentary Mead
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Exclusive use of the Tudor Hall 
  • Full use of the Castle Grounds and public rooms i.e. Library, Lounge  (unless  booked Booked by  others  for  private functions)
  • Special Tudor Queen Experience Gift


We look forward to welcoming you to Thornbury Castle,


Lady Samantha 💕