Lydney attractions

Lydney attractions

LydneyLydney 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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The Forest of Dean

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 5 miles north west of Lydney.

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. Location: In the centre of Lydney.

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 Lydney.

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 6 miles north of Lydney.

Hopewell Colliery Museum

Attractions Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE. Tel. 01291 622260. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the picturesque Wye Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop to the impressive racing calendar at Chepstow Racecourse. Ideally located between Bristol and Cardiff, the racecourse is easily accessible being just a few minutes from the Severn Bridge. www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk. About 9 miles south of Lydney.

Chepstow Racecourse

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 west of Lydney.

Tintern Abbey

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