Thornbury Museum creates new guide to town’s heritage trail

May 30 2017

A NEW guide to the Thornbury Heritage Trail has been published to help people learn about the town’s history and its important features.

A NEW guide to the Thornbury Heritage Trail has been published to help people learn about the town’s history and its important features.

The trail was established to mark the new millennium and follows an easy walking route around the town centre, with an optional return along country footpaths.

It starts outside the town hall in High Street, where a bronze relief sculpture of the town centre is located. The feature also contains Millennium time capsules which were prepared by local schools in 2000.

Bronze plaques showing the trail logo are set into the pavement and show the direction in which to go to follow the route. On country paths they are fixed into wooden posts.

The trail was created by Thornbury’s museum, where copies of the new guide can be bought for £2. They are also on sale in the town hall.

*The museum has just opened a new exhibition about Thornbury Castle, which will continue until December.

It looks at some of the finer points of the building’s architecture and how the castle was adorned in Tudor times.

It also comments on the mid-19th century restoration and shows how the castle has been represented in art and photography over the centuries.