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PLACES TO VISIT

  • Dean Heritage Centre

    The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

  • Sculpture Trail

    The sculptures are inspired by the forest - its trees, wildlife and industrial past. They are mostly constructed from natural material from the Dean. The sculptures are interspersed along the trail through majestic oaks and towering Scots pine trees.

  • Taurus Craft

    An arts and crafts visitor centre, it's a base for 15 small artisan businesses, most of whom make and sell from their workshops, a Gift Shop, Cafe and Local and Organic Food Shop. Throughout the year there is a regular Food Market featuring local producers fayre,

  • Local Towns

    Why not take a tour of the Forests' four market towns. Each offer something different, from Cinderfords' industrial heritage to Newents' black and white buildings. Coleford, the Forests' oldest town and Lydney on the banks of the Severn.

  • The Old Station

    The Old Station has developed an excellent reputation as one of the area’s top visitor centres. For the younger visitors there is a full programme of activities, play area and wooden play train and plenty of open space to run and play in.

  • Tintern Abbey

    It remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales. Although the abbey church was rebuilt in the late 13th century, the monastery retains its original design. Tintern was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales.