there are now two Tudor Queen Experiences available

The Full Day Tudor Queen Experience - £395 pp

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A full and exciting day of Dressing in replica Tudor Gowns, eating, drinking, dancing, games and falconry plus much more - Full Details Below

Afternoon Tea as Tudor Ladies - £99 pp

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An afternoon of dressing as Tudor Queens and enjoying a splendid full afternoon Tea - Details after the Full TQE  Day details

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 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 Replica 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 have  the  opportunity for  photographs  in  all  different parts  of  the  Castle.


  •  We then return to the Tudor Hall for luncheon, where you will dine on a wonderful hot 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 strawberry jam.


  • We then 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.  

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

The Tudor Queen Experience is £395* All Days Must be Pre-Booked

The price includes:

  • Tudor Gown & Jewels for the Day
  • Professional Photographer 
  • All Photographs are  included and  will be sent digitally
  • Sweet Pastry & Sparkling Wine (or non alcoholic alternative) Reception
  • Hot Buffet Luncheon
  • Afternoon Cream Tea
  • Falconry session (weather allowing or photographs with falcons in the Tudor Hall)
  • Dancing, Croquet & Other Games
  • 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
  • Special Tudor Queen Experience Gift


We look forward to welcoming you to Thornbury Castle,


Lady Samantha 💕


*We reserve the right to cancel any dates if insufficient numbers are reached.  You will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.   We cannot be responsible for any other losses incurred. We will give at least 3 weeks notice if a date is to be cancelled.

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Afternoon tea

New Experience - Afternoon Tea as a Tudor Queen

Join me, Lady Samantha at Thornbury Castle for a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.


Arrive at 1.00pm and  join me In the Baron’s Function room to choose your gown and jewels for the afternoon. 


Once dressed we shall then embark on a 30 minute tour of the castle and gardens, for an opportunity to take in this beautiful castle and to  take photographs.


Then back to the Chancellor's Lounge at  3pm for your full Afternoon Tea whilst listening to Wonderful Tudor Music.


After Tea we can de-gown and return to the 21st Century.

Tudor Queen Afternoon Tea for £99 per Lady

2020 Afternoon Tea Dates* - All dates to be Pre-booked before attendance:


Wednesday 27th May
Monday 1st  June 2020

Monday 6th July 2020