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Newent

Towns and Villages in or near Newent


Description

Newent town centre, the majority of which is a conservation area, still retains its old charm with shops and houses dating back many centuries. A number of medieval black and white buildings feature in the town including the old wooden Market House which is still used for meetings and exhibitions.

The countryside around the town still retains its narrow lanes and rolling fields bounded by ancient hedgerows and woodlands. There is an abundance of footpaths and rights of way joining the surrounding villages for the serious walker or casual visitor to enjoy.

The area has long been known for its wild daffodils which grow naturally in the woods and meadows around the town. Organised daffodil walks take place each spring around the villages of Dymock, Kempley and Oxenhall.

Newent has plenty to offer the visitor, with The Shambles Shopping Village, Cowdy Glass Gallery and Newent Lake all within easy walking distance of each other. There are many pubs, restaurants and cafes within the area, plus nearby are the famous International Centre for Birds of Prey, 3 Shires Garden Centre plus one of England's largest and most successful vineyards, the Three Choirs.

To celebrate every Team GB Gold Medal, Royal Mail has painted some of its red post boxes gold in the Olympic Gold Medallist’s home towns.  One can be found in Newent, outside the Post Office to celebrate Charlotte Dujardin winning Olympic Gold in the individual equestrian dressage event on her horse Valegro.  Charlotte who lives and trains in Newent also appeared on specially made stamps commemorating the achievements of our gold medal winning Olympians.


Features

  • Towns and Villages

Location




O/S Ref: SO 7225

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  • Newent