Leaflets in tourist information area

Tourist Information

The historic market town of Thornbury is located in South Gloucestershire and is a popular location for tourists, and a good base for those also visiting surrounding areas including Avon, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Wales. Thornbury has a vibrant High Street which is classed as a conservation area and is surrounded by picturesque countryside leading down to the river Severn. Thornbury Castle, built in the 1500s and now a private hotel, is a feature of the town, along with St Mary’s Church, built circa 1340. There are a number of independent shops and many cafes, pubs and restaurants. Thornbury is within driving distance of many attractions in Bristol, Gloucestershire and the wider area which include farm parks, play centres, train rides and museums.

Within the Council offices, there is a Tourist Information area where you can find leaflets and further information on local events, as well as bus timetables. Please note this area is currently closed due to Covid-19.

Accommodation Guide

We have compiled a list of local accommodation owners who wished to be featured on our website and printed guides are available from the Town Hall. Please contact the owners directly to enquire about booking and availability. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information or quality of services; details are those provided by the owners and should be checked before booking.

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Public Toilets

We operate a community toilet scheme in Thornbury, with local businesses opting to become a part of the scheme. They receive a grant from the Town Council to make their facilities available to the public, without needing to make any purchase. The following premises are members of this scheme and can be used during their normal opening hours:

Papilio at Heritage, 24 High Street

The Swan, 17 High Street

The Malthouse, 59 High Street

The Wheatsheaf, 7 Chapel Street

There are also public toilets owned by St Mary Shopping Centre, located on Rock Street. These will be subject to the centre’s opening hours.

Public toilets can also be found at the Pavilion, Mundy Playing Fields, Kington Lane, which are open between 9am and 8pm, subject to changes.

Emergency Healthcare For Visitors

The following information was taken from the NHS website and was correct at the time of publishing. For up to date information, please check the NHS website or directly with the service provider.

All A&E departments in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire:

Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department

Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8HW
Telephone: 0117 923 0000
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Emergency Department

Paul O’Gorman Building
Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ
Telephone: 0117 923 0000
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays
For children up to 16 years of age.

Bristol Eye Hospital Emergency Department

Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LX
Telephone: 0117 342 4613
8.30am to 4.30pm, seven days a week
If you have an emergency eye problem outside of our opening hours you should contact your nearest A&E department.
Please call before you visit. Advice may be able to be offered over the telephone.
Emergency line is open between 9am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am until 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Southmead Emergency Department

Gate 35, Level 0, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB.
Emergency Department Main Reception Gate 35
Telephone: 0117 4145100 or 0117 4145101.
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays.

Weston General Hospital Emergency Department

Grange Road, Uphill, BS23 4TQ
Telephone: 01934 636363
Open 8am – 10pm, 7 days a week including bank holidays.

Thornbury High Street

Chemists in Thornbury

This information was correct at the time of publishing (September 2020).

Lloyds Pharmacy
8/10 Horseshoe Lane
St Marys Shopping Centre
BS35 2AZ

Cohens Chemist
8 Eastland Road
BS35 1DS

Boots
43 High Street
BS35 2AR

Parking

There are three public car parks in Thornbury, all providing public parking. The car parks are run and managed by South Gloucestershire Council. Parking is free of charge within the specified time limits.

Rock Street Car Park
BS35 2FH

Short stay parking (up to 2 hours) and long stay (up to 12 hours)

Castle Court Car Park
BS35 2BQ

Short stay parking (up to 2 hours) and long stay (up to 12 hours)

St Marys Street Car Park
BS35 2AT

Short stay parking (up to 2 hours) only

There is also parking available at the Mundy Playing Fields for visitors to the playing fields. The car park is generally open between 9am and 8pm (subject to change) and locked overnight. This car park is not suitable for campervans or motorhomes.