Coleford attractions

Coleford attractions

Coleford Coleford lies in the county of Gloucestershire, an area that includes part of the Cotswolds, part of the Severn Vale and the Royal Forest of Dean. In an area of beautiful villages of Cotswold stone and elegant cities, it also has the largest of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country.

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Attractions The Forest of Dean is an ancient forest covering over 110 square kilometres of woodland, to the west of Gloucestershire, between Wales and Herefordshire. The Forest of Dean offers stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery, to its visitors, many of whom return year after year. The Forest of Dean offers many activities including walking, archery, cycling, caving, falconry, abseiling, deer watching, golfing, quad biking, riding, rock climbing, off road driving, or kayaking. You can visit working collieries, steam railways, craft shops, iron age caves, formal gardens and Museums, as well as the many beautiful towns and villages in and around the forest.

The Forest of Dean

Attractions Clearwell Caves, Near Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR. Tel: 01594 832535. Voted Gloucestershire's Family Attraction of the Year 2003. Nine impressive caverns to explore. Cafe. Shop. Picnic area . www.clearwellcaves.com. About 1 mile south of Coleford.

Clearwell Caves

Attractions Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 4ET. Tel: 01594 845840. Shop. Museum. 2006 saw the official opening of the line through to Parkend by HRH Princess Royal and the station is now open to visitors. www.deanforestrailway.co.uk. Coleford is about 3 miles from Parkend station and about 6 miles from Lydney station.

Dean Forest Railway

Attractions The Dean Heritage Museum, Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB. Tel: 01594 822 170. The story of the Forest of Dean. The Foresters Cottage is an accurately reconstructed Victorian home. The charcoal burners hut. Adventure Playground. www.deanheritagemuseum.com. About 5 miles east of Coleford.

The Dean Heritage Museum

Attractions Hopewell Colliery Museum, Cannop Hill, Coleford (on the B4226). Tel: 01594 810706. Hopewell Colliery is a real mine - If you are going underground you should wear practical shoes and warm clothing and you will be fitted with a miner's safety helmet and lamp for your trip undergound. The mine has a daily safety inspection. About 1 mile east of Coleford.

Hopewell Colliery Museum

Attractions Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1131, is beautifully situated on to the River Wye about 4 miles north of Chepstow along the A466. Parking, toilets, guidebook available, on-site giftshop, site exhibition, audio tour. CADW is responsible for the upkeep. Charges apply. About 8 miles south of Coleford.

Tintern Abbey

Attractions All that is left of Monmouth Castle, which was started about 1068, is the ruined Great Tower and Hall. Tel: 01600 772175. About 5 miles west of Coleford.

Monmouth Castle

Attractions The Castle and Regimental Museum is housed in a 19th century barrack wing attached to Great Castle House, within the precincts of Monmouth Castle. It tells the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Engineers. Tel: 01600 772175. About 5 miles west of Coleford.

The Castle and Regimental Museum

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