is a market town in South Gloucestershire, England, approximately 11 miles (18km) north of the city of Bristol, with a population of around 12,250. The town hosts South Gloucestershire Council headquarters. Thornbury is a Britain in Bloom award winning town and also has its own competition, Thornbury in Bloom. Its suburbs include the Morton and Thornbury Park districts.

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Fair trade

Thornbury has been granted Fairtrade town status.

Global connections

The town is twinned with Bockenem in Germany.

Growing and gardening

Thornbury Community Garden is on Upper Bath Road, off Rock Street. Adjacent, to but not part of the Turnberries Community Building.


There are many green spaces and walks around the town.

Streamside walk - A footpath called Streamside Walk starts at Gillingstool Primary School, passes over several roads and bridges, past Thornbury Hospital and Manorbrook Primary School and on to the north of Thornbury where the stream leaves the town. Another stream runs through the north east of Thornbury and merges at an old mill.

Old railway line - The old railway line is now a footpath. The footpath was constructed in the 1990s to support new housing and industrial developments, previously it was grassed over and neglected. Starting from the industrial estates it follows the route of the streets of Streamleaze and Avon Way ending near a roundabout at the top of Avon Way.

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Districts of South West England

Bath and North East Somerset • Bournemouth • Bristol • Caradon • Carrick • Cheltenham • Christchurch • Cotswold • East Devon • East Dorset • Exeter • Forest of Dean • Gloucester • Isles of Scilly • Kennet • Kerrier • Mendip • Mid Devon • North Cornwall • North Devon • North Dorset • North Somerset • North Wiltshire • Penwith • Plymouth • Poole • Purbeck • Restormel • Salisbury • Sedgemoor • South Gloucestershire • South Hams • South Somerset • Stroud • Swindon • Taunton Deane • Teignbridge • Tewkesbury • Torbay • Torridge • West Devon • West Dorset • West Somerset • West Wiltshire • Weymouth and Portland

Counties with multiple districts: Cornwall • Devon • Dorset • Gloucestershire • Somerset • Wiltshire

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