The Leadon Valley & The Royal Forest of Dean has some of the most outstanding scenery anywhere in the country with plenty of interesting attractions to visit throughout the year.

Local Attractions

Plenty to see and do

International Centre for Birds of Prey.

The largest collection of birds of prey and owls in the world. Attractive mature gardens to wander through.

Three Choirs Vineyard.

Near to Newent this one of England's oldest & largest vineyards. Wine tasting and tours every day. Restaurant & shop.

St. Mary the Virgin Church and Bee Shelter

Norman with chancel & tower added in 14th century. Full of interesting artifacts including mediaeval green man carvings.

Bee shelter was originally built to house 33 straw bee skeps. Restored in 2002 and moved to its present site..

Dean Forest Railway.

Preservation line running 4.5 miles through beautiful Gloucestershire countryside from Lydney to Parkend.


14 acre ancient woodland with enchanting meandering pathways and an atmosphere unlike any other wood you may have visited. Reputed to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkiens ' Middle Earth '

Clearwell Caves.

Discover mine workings dating back well over 4,500 years. A warren of underground passageways and caverns created by Iron Ore miners until the mines closed in 1945.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

From birdwatchers to families there is plenty to discover throughout the year and an amazing opportunity to see wildlife in abundance.

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