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 ]

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) 1st February to 30th November inclusive
Admission: Adult £4.25 ,
                  Child 4-15 years £2.25 (Under 4's free)
                  Family ticket (2+2) £11.50.
                  Special Group Rates

The National Birds of Prey Centre started in 1967 as the Falconry Centre and was founded by Phillip Glasier 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 is now looked after by Jemima  Parry-Jones, Phillip Glasier's daughter.


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