It’s a page from history that has come onto the market : Thornbury Castle, Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor, currently an hotel with 28 en suite bedrooms and set on grounds of 15 acres divided into two areas (including a vineyard), is offered for sale at £8.5 million.
This palace was used by Henry VIII for his honeymoon following his marriage to Ann Boleyn in 1533. Not that it brought the couple luck, and Ann’s inability to produce a male heir eventually led to her downfall and death in 1536.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
From an architectural point of view, Thornbury is a fine example of the splendour of the Tudor style: Large inglenook fireplaces, tall but narrow doors and windows, intricate plasterwork decorations. And yet the castle survived a long fallow period: after the death of Henry VIII ‘s daughter, the manor was handed back to the descendants of Stafford, but remained empty for some two centuries, fell into ruins, and it was not until a new ownership in 1850 that it was fully restored to its former glory.