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Tortworth Court Hotel

Silverline have been looking after travellers to this hotel for over 20 years.

Taxi, Private HIre and Chauffeur Airport Transfer Service

Tortworth Court is a stunning Country House situated in the rolling hills between Bristol and Gloucester.


This Grade Two listed Victorian Mansion, is now a Four Star Hotel operated by the Four Pillars Group.

Silverline Cars have a long history of transporting guests to Tortworth Court Hotel from all UK airports, although usually Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport or Bristol Airport.

The mansion was built, in Tudor style, for the 2nd Earl of Ducie between 1848 and 1853. Its architect was Samuel Sanders Teulon. The house is situated in the civil parish of Tortworth, near Thornbury in South Gloucestershire, England.


During World War II the mansion became a naval training base for coding and signals, under the name of HMS Cabbala, and a mast was erected in the high reception hall. After the war, the buildings constructed for the hospital and, for a time the house itself, became HM Prison Leyhill. Tortworth Court was then used as a training school for prison officers.

The property was designated a Grade II* listed by English Heritage on 9 July 1991. By the 1990s, however, it had become derelict, and suffered a large fire in 1991. It was thereafter restored to its original style and extended at a reputed cost of £25 million. In June 2001 it reopened as a hotel operated by Principal Hotel Company.


Tortworth Arboretum


Tortworth Court is especially notable for its extensive arboretum developed by the 3rd Earl of Ducie between 1853 and 1921, which has fine examples of rhododendron, conifer, oak and maple.

The arboretum once surrounded the property and continues to be maintained and supported. Accessible by a public footpath, it is now divided between the hotel grounds, the grounds of Leyhill Prison and private land still owned and farmed by the Ducie family. 

Rivalling at the time the collection of George Holford at nearby Westonbirt Arboretum, it still contains, despite the ravages of time, more than 300 specimens, including unusual and rare species and many fine specimen trees.

Airport Transfer Service to Tortworth Court Hotel



For transfers between airports and hotels we will quote per journey based on vehicle type and distance


Our sightseeing tours are charged by the hour, from leaving base until returning to base.

Our Drivers

Our drivers are not qualified tour guides, we are all local peolpe with a deep interest in the area that we live, and love to  pass on our knowledge

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