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Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Educational Sites; Zoos
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Forests; National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating... more » Owner description: You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history and heritage, an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be enough time to fit it all into one holiday? - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism Association. « less
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Thistledown Farm (Nympsfield)
Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Educational Sites; Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Peaceful, tranquil and unspoilt green camping with superb views. A night or more at Thistledown gives you much more than just... more » Owner description: Peaceful, tranquil and unspoilt green camping with superb views. A night or more at Thistledown gives you much more than just a campsite. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies Thistledown Farm: 4 miles of maintained paths and sculpture trails wind their way through 70 acres of meadow, pasture and woodland. Educational boards around the site provide information on a host of environmental and agricultural subjects. Friendly pigs, goats and cattle are always happy to greet visitors. Fire pits are provided and wood is available to be bought. Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential - please see our website for online booking. « less
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Ranked #4 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Perrygrove Railway runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Ride the steam train to... more » Owner description: Perrygrove Railway runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Ride the steam train to all our activities including the unique Treetop Adventure - 5 houses up in the trees, fully accessible and safe - our covered picnic and play area at Foxy Hollow, an Indoor Village with secret passages, and a den-building area in the woods. See our collection of vintage trains (operating on two special days each year). Unlock a casket of treasure! Fun guaranteed. Picnics welcome - or enjoy our cafe serving sandwiches and light refreshments. Lots of special events, including days when Mr. Chuffity is here to show children how the Friendly Engines work and tell stories. Low cost family tickets - nothing else to pay (except the optional Treasure Hunt). « less
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Symonds Yat Rock (Coleford)
Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Dyrham Park (Dyrham)
Ranked #6 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Gardens; Parks
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Considered one of the most extensive and complete Roman villas in England, this structure was occupied from the late second... more » Owner description: Considered one of the most extensive and complete Roman villas in England, this structure was occupied from the late second century to the mid-fourth century. « less
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Cannop Cycle Centre (Forest of Dean)
Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #9 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
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Kelmscott Manor (Kelmscott)
Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This Tudor farmhouse, located adjacent to the River Thames, was built of local limestone in 1570.
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Bathurst Park (Lydney)
Ranked #11 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Nature and Parks
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Newark Park (Ozleworth)
Ranked #12 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond.... more » Owner description: Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond. This remote corner of south Gloucestershire is a secret and unspoilt place, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell. « less
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Puzzlewood (Coleford)
Ranked #13 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Puzzlewood - A Magical Day Out in the Forest of DeanWhy is Puzzlewood magical? Is it the maze of pathways winding through... more » Owner description: Puzzlewood - A Magical Day Out in the Forest of DeanWhy is Puzzlewood magical? Is it the maze of pathways winding through deep gulleys of moss covered rocks, the twisted roots of the Yew trees or the bridges, ‘lookouts’ and features to find on your way round? Puzzlewood is enchanting; it has an atmosphere quite unlike any other woodland. Here you can imagine that you are in a fantasy film, and that fantastic creatures lurk round every corner. Puzzlewood is used for Merlin, Dr Who and recently for a new Warner Bros movie called Jack the Giant Killer (release date June 2012).Also onsite are farm animals, willow maze, indoor maze, playground, picnic tables, café and gift shop « less
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Clearwell Caves (Coleford)
Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Impressive natural caverns that became filled with iron ore and then were mined over 4,500 years, right up to today. The... more » Owner description: Impressive natural caverns that became filled with iron ore and then were mined over 4,500 years, right up to today. The Caves were mined originally by Stone Age people for ochre and small amounts are still produced for artists' pigment. Nine impressive well lit caverns are open, going down around 100ft (31m) underground. Mining and geological displays throughout. Good Cafe and Gift Shop, Picnic and children's play area (can also be visited separately from the Caves). Ample free parking. Special events through the year. Spectacular Christmas Fantasy event. Deep Level adventure caving activities and show cave guided tours can be pre-booked. School groups and educational visits a speciality. « less
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Gardens; Coffeehouses
Owner description: Step back in time and enjoy wandering through 12 different gardens, talk with Old Ned and Aunt Martha about their lives over... more » Owner description: Step back in time and enjoy wandering through 12 different gardens, talk with Old Ned and Aunt Martha about their lives over 120 years ago. Afterwards enjoy afternoon tea, Victorian style, with loose tea, proper serviettes all lit by oil lamps. On the menu you will find scones, clotted cream alongside a Sack Lunch, Her Ladyship's & the Brigadier's High Teas. In all an experience of times gone by. « less
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Marshfield Farm Ice Cream - the home of award-winning real dairy ice cream and sorbets. We produce 26 flavours of ice cream,... more » Owner description: Marshfield Farm Ice Cream - the home of award-winning real dairy ice cream and sorbets. We produce 26 flavours of ice cream, all made on our organic farm in The Cotswolds using milk produced daily from our herd of 300 Friesian cows. You'll find our ice creams and sorbet on sale at farm shops, delis, cafes and attractions such as zoos, stately homes, seaside resorts, cinemas and theatres.Visit us here at the farm every weekend from Easter till October. Open Sat and Sundays 10.30 till 5.30pm.Ice cream parlour serving - ice creams, sundaes, ice cream floats, tea and coffee. Take home pack available at factory prices - in mini tubs, one litre take home size and 4 litre catering sizes. « less
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Westbury Court Gardens (Westbury on Severn)
Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Tyndale Monument (North Nibley)
Ranked #18 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Lydney Harbour (Lydney)
Ranked #19 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five... more » Owner description: 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. With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations; a variety of animals, an onsite gift shop and cafe there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it's a great day out for all the family. « less
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Beechenhurst Lodge (Forest of Dean)
Ranked #21 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Fountains; Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: This beautiful manor house is complemented by a restored 18th-century water garden and magnificent fountain, one of the... more » Owner description: This beautiful manor house is complemented by a restored 18th-century water garden and magnificent fountain, one of the world’s tallest garden fountains reaching more than 300 feet high. « less
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Taurus Crafts (Lydney)
Ranked #23 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: An award winning arts and crafts visitor centre on the A48 by Lydney, we are a base for 15 artisan businesses our own Gift... more » Owner description: An award winning arts and crafts visitor centre on the A48 by Lydney, we are a base for 15 artisan businesses our own Gift Shop and Cafe. At any one time, local food produce in the food shop, local crafts in the Gift Shop, there will be an art exhibition,a stonemason, a leather worker, a chocolate maker,a working pottery, a knitter, a quilter and a couple jewellery makers. The second Saturday of every month we host a local food market. Every holiday we provide a programme of creative activities for children.We are also a social enterprise and part of a national charity providing opportunities to people who face many challenges in life. « less
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Ranked #24 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Dymock Poets (Dymock)
Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
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Ranked #26 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are small hills. It is ideal for families with... more » Owner description: The Bird Park is a small park set in a natural Cotswold Valley so there are small hills. It is ideal for families with toddlers as it's not too large. All the birds are free and feed from your hand as do the fallow deer and pygmy goats and the miniature donkeys are there in the summer months. There's a huge collection of peafowl, pheasant and a comprehensive collection of waterfowl. There are follies for the children to play in especially the Wendy House where you will always find toys. Bird Food can be purchased on arrival along with teas and coffees. In the summer the Kookaburras are flown at noon. This is a casual park where you can get close to the birds and animals. The park is undergoing a major change at present with a new visitor centre being built which will be opening in August 2014 which we are looking forward to greatly as there will be toilets a small gift shop and a wide range of courses for adults and children alike will be available. There is a temporary access, however, this is not affecting the park which will remain open daily with the exception of Good Friday. « less
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Hillside Brewery (Longhope)
Ranked #28 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Owner description: Hillside Brewery is an exciting, family owned and run Gloucestershire brewery,built on traditional skills and values. We... more » Owner description: Hillside Brewery is an exciting, family owned and run Gloucestershire brewery,built on traditional skills and values. We pride ourselves in producing high quality ales in small batches using traditional methods and the finest ingredients from around the world. Using methods which have been developed and mastered over a lifetime, we want to change people's perception of beer. « less
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The Secret Forest (Clearwell)
Ranked #29 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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All Saints Church (Forest of Dean)
Ranked #30 of 44 attractions in Gloucestershir...
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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