The 28-bedroom Castle Where Henry VIII Honeymooned Is up for Sale
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You can now live in a castle fit for a king — Henry VIII, to be exact — for a price tag of £8.5 million ($10.4 million).
Thornbury Castle, which is on the market with estate agent Savills, was occupied by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn for 10 days in 1535. The couple were on their honeymoon, according to The Telegraph.
Located on the edge of the market town of Thornbury — south west of the Cotswolds and close to Bristol and Cardiff — it currently operates as a luxury hotel and 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
The only Tudor Castle Hotel in the country, it dates back to 1510. with some sections dating back to 1330.
It was originally built by Edward Stafford, the third Duke of Buckingham, but was claimed by the King after the Duke was arrested and executed for high treason.
The castle was given back to Stafford's descendants following the death of Henry VIII's daughter, Mary I, but was unoccupied for two centuries. It was renovated in 1850 to become a family home, then between 1966 and 1986 was a restaurant that counted Nigel Slater as one of its employees, according to The Telegraph.
It boasts 28 en-suite bedrooms.
Each bedroom is uniquely decorated, with four-poster beds, open fireplaces, stunning ceilings, exposed beams, and stonework. One even has a hidden bathroom.
It has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, private dining facilities, as well as conference, and event spaces.
A private drive sweeps around the front of the property, leading to an archway into an inner courtyard.
Its Tudor gardens span across 15.4 acres, and are laid out in two sections: The Goodly Garden and Rose Garden. The grounds include the ruins of a former curtain wall and a vineyard.