Places to Visit in the Forest of Dean


North Forest Area

The Shambles, Newent

A delightful museum of Victorian life, set out as a complete town of shops, cottages, and houses in a maze of cobbled streets and alleyways with even a tiny chapel and cottage garden all recreating the life and atmosphere as it would have been in Victorian times.  

Gift shop, teas, light lunches.

The Shambles Museum, Church Street, Newent, Glos. GL18 1PP  Tel: 01531 822144

Opening  Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 6.00pm. Last admission 5.00pm.

Admission:  Adults  £3.25   Child    £1.95   O.A.P. £2.85

 [ Newent and the Vale of Leadon ]

Wharf House, Over Gloucester

The free Visitor Centre explores 750 years of the Leadon Valley from Civil War, basketry and willow growing, to the ongoing restoration of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal. Walk around the restored Canal Basin and along the River Severn to see the wildlife and Telford's famous bridge.
Come and sample the best of local produce, combined with plenty of imagination and flair to give quality food to savour. Relax in our waterside tearoom or on the river terrace.

A smoke free establishment.

The Wharf House, Over Gloucester, GL2 8DB, Tel: 01452 332900

Open from 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Email: [email protected]


Three Choirs Vineyard & Restaurant

Set in 65 acres of rolling Gloucestershire is everything you need for a great family day out. Choose from self-guided tours of the winery and video, the story of wine making, vineyard walks, free wine tasting, our well stocked shop and excellent restaurant.

Open 7 days a week 10.00-17.00
Phone: 01531 890223


National Birds of Prey Centre

Tel: (01531) 820286, Fax: (01531) 821389

Newent, Gloucestershire. GL18 1JJ

Opening times:10.30am - 5.30pm (dusk if earlier) all year round except for Christmas Day and Boxing day inclusive
Admission: Adult £8.50,
                  Child 4-15 years £5.50 (Under 4's free)
                  Family ticket (2+2) £23.00.

The National Birds of Prey Centre started in 1967 as the Falconry Centre and since then the centre has grown from a private collection of twelve birds to now be one of the largest collections in the world. The centre houses one of the most significant collections of birds of prey in the UK and is home to 180 birds containing 22 species of owls and 28 species of hawks, falcons and eagles. There is a 'Pets Corner' for the children and the 'Coffee Shop' serves light snacks and teas. The centre is now looked after by Keith beaven.



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