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Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house.

Towns and Villages in or near Newent


Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house, all part of the town centre conservation area. Newent Lake close to town is a tranquil attraction that offers a home to a diverse range of wildlife.

Newent is also home to the famous Onion Fayre and is the birthplace of Joe Meek the legendary 60’s maverick record producer.

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 Olympic Gold Medal, Royal Mail 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 lived and trained in Newent also appeared on specially made stamps commemorating the achievements of our gold medal winning Olympians.


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