Thornbury is a small town in South Gloucestershire. It is 18 km north of Bristol and has about 12,000 inhabitants. The story Thornburys dates back to the 9th century. The first settlement was called Thornbyrig and was first mentioned in 896; in the Domesday Book (1086) is the place listed as Turneberie with 103 inhabitants. suggest recent finds of Roman coins that the place already 300 n. Chr. existed. Other attractions in the city include the Thornbury Castle, was begun in for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, the 1511th 1521 Edward Stafford was executed, the construction was stopped and the building was not completed. Nevertheless, it was used in 1535 by King Henry VIII. And his wife, Anne Boleyn, later by Mary Tudor. Today the Castle is a hotel. The oldest sustaining building Thornburys is the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, was begun in 1340th In the neighborhood, the switched off in February 2012 Oldbury Nuclear Power Station is located. Thornbury maintains a city partnership with Bockenem (Lower Saxony). * The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin * Thornbury Castle