Stay at Henry VIII’s castle which hosted beheadings in one of its its 27 bedchambers for £219 per night

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IF you’ve ever needed to really feel like a king or queen for the day then now’s your probability – as a result of you’ll be able to keep in Henry VIII’s medieval fortress.

Thornbury Fortress in South Gloucestershire has a grisly historical past of beheadings for historical past buffs on the market – though you’ll get to reside in luxurious and never squalor once you’re there.

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Thornbury Fortress dates again to the 10th century

Rooms are £219 per room per night time in Henry’s outdated pad which dates again to the 10th century and is about in historic grounds.

Images from contained in the fortress reveal a collection of atmospheric rooms full with authentic medieval options together with stone partitions, carved ceilings and tapestries.

Every of the fortress’s 27 bedchambers options luxurious coronet or four-poster beds.

The fortress’s earlier proprietor placed on events which stars akin to Sophia Loren and Laurence Olivier as soon as frequented – so it’s a great place for a knees up.

 Bedchambers have luxurious four poster beds so you can sleep like a royal

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Bedchambers have luxurious 4 poster beds so you’ll be able to sleep like a royal


 There are 27 bedrooms as well as plenty of space for lounging around

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There are 27 bedrooms in addition to loads of area for lounging round

The kitchen is now headed up by award-winning Somerset native, Andrew Chan, who affords up a variety of conventional meals for the fortress’s restaurant that was awarded two AA Rosettes in 2016.

Thornbury Fortress has a assorted and interesting historical past, with the earliest account of its existence within the time of King Athelstan (925 – 940), who was the grandson of King Alfred the Nice.

Years later initially of the 15th century, Humphrey Stafford lived at Thornbury and was made the first Duke of Buckingham in 1444.

 We can just imagine Henry VIII warming his feet on this fireplace

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We are able to simply think about Henry VIII warming his toes on this hearth

 Each bedchamber is different - with details like carved ceilings

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Every bedchamber is totally different – with particulars like carved ceilings

After Humphrey’s dying on the Battle of Northampton in 1460, the property fell into the arms of his son, Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham who helped place Richard III on the throne and was made Constable of England as a reward.

Nonetheless, in 1483 after being summoned to go to King Richard, as an alternative of accepting the invitation the Duke began to collect troops in Wales with the intention of main them throughout the Severn.

 Anne Boleyn also lived at the castle - which was home to beheadings in its time

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Anne Boleyn additionally lived on the fortress – which was residence to beheadings in its time

 There's plenty of space for relaxing, and rooms start at £217 per night

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There’s loads of area for enjoyable, and rooms begin at £217 per night time

The rebellion was unsuccessful, and the Duke needed to search refuge however was quickly captured because of a £1,000 bounty on his head and he was beheaded in Salisbury with out trial.

The fortress was utilized by Henry and Anne Boleyn earlier than Mary Tudor spent a few years on the property, returning it to the descendants of the Duke upon her dying in 1554.

This sprawling 200-year-old Welsh fortress could possibly be yours for a similar worth as a home in London

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Solar On-line Journey beforehand revealed the highest ten most want listed castles on Airbnb – impressed by the Royal Marriage ceremony.

It’s also possible to take a mini-break and keep at three places in England – together with a fortress in Cornwall.

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