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St Andrew’s Church, Awre

St. Andrew's Church, Awre, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EW

See the graves of the drowned fishermen who sailed the Trow Sailing ships on the Severn under a thousand year old Yew tree outside this 13th…

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Books and Bands at St Stephen’s Church, Cinderford

St Stephen’s Church, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AA

Performance Time: 2pm Enjoy an afternoon at St Stephen’s Church with Leonard Clark’s celebrated story ‘Bands’ read by Maggie Clutterbuck,…

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Cinderford Memorabilia Day

Cinderford Town Council, St. Annals House, Belle Vue Centre, 6 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB

Discover the wonderful mining heritage of Cinderford and the Forest of Dean along with the development of Cinderford. A great opportunity to delve…

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Dean Heritage Centre Store Tour

Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

Opportunity to look around the museum stores with the Collections Officer, looking at interesting objects not usually on display. There will also…

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Littledean Village Tour

High Street, Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3JY

The Heritage Tour of Littldean will begin at the top of the village on the road leading to Cinderford. The first obviously old house is Brayne…

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Roman Site at Littledean Hall

Littledean Hall, Newnham Road, Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3NR

Explore the Roman in situ and restored foundation remains of a Nymphaeum identified as a shrine to the goddess of the River Severn in the outer…

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Soudley Geology Trail

Soudley Village Hall, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2TZ

Starting at Soudley Village Hall car park, this walk will take you through nearly 100 million years of geological history of the area. Including…

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St Ethelbert’s Church, Littledean

Church Street, Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3NL

Visit this 14th Century Church and see the remains of the spire that was removed in 1894 after storm damage. Also look out for the clock and see…

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The Rewild Project and the New Leaf Project

Kensley Sheds, Speech House Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EJ

This talk will focus on the work of Rewild Project and the New Leaf Project who are reviving traditional crafts in the Forest of Dean. With the…

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Explore Clearwell

St. Peter's Church, Church Street, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LF

Meet at the church in Clearwell and join Isabel Winstanley as she guides you on a historic tour of the village looking particularly at the work of…

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St Peter’s Church, Clearwell

Saint Peter's Clearwell, Church Street, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LF

This Church is considered by some as a jewel among an historic village and was designed by Cheltenham architect John Middleton as requested by the…

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A Freeminer’s Life Underground

Main Hall, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

In the Main Hall at the Main Place in Coleford will be a viewing of footage created by John Belcher. A unique tradition to the Forest of Dean, the…

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Coleford Hidden Heritage App Walk

Coleford Tourist Information Centre, 4 Lords Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BD

Starting at Coleford's Tourist Information Centre, this walk will by led by local tour guide John Bosley, and will take you to sites of Coleford's…

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Deputy Gaveller’s Office

Bank House, Bank Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BA

This is a rare opportunity to meet the Deputy Gaveller and discuss his work. The Deputy Gaveller maintains the official register of free miners…

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Great Western Railway Museum, Coleford

The Great Western Railway Museum, The Old Railway Station, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

The Coleford Great Western Railway Museum is based in the former Goods Shed at Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Built in 1883,…

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Newland Street Walk

Clock Tower, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8AW

Join Denis Martin for a guided walk through Coleford, starting at the Clock Tower and looking closely at the history, architecture and geology of…

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Scarr Bandstand

Scarr Bandstand, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JA

There has been a bandstand at the Scarr for over a hundred years, with brass bands from all over the Forest marching to the site, and raising…

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St Mary’s Church, St Briavels

St Mary's Church, Church Street, St Briavels, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG

This 11th Century Church stands opposite St Briavels Castle and features a unique Norman Font and an organ built to the same design as that in…

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Staunton Heritage Walk

Staunton Village Hall, Staunton, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NX

A 4½ kilometre walk through Staunton and its surrounding area taking in the village’s history, land marks and items of interest. The walk…

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Staunton Standing Stones

Staunton Village Hall, Staunton, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NX

A 9 kilometre walk over mixed terrain taking in the Buckstone, Frog’s Mouth, Near Harkening Rock and the Suck Stone. The walk starts from…

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Suntory Factory Tour

Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd, The Royal Forest Factory, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JB

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU HAVE ASKED TO BOOK, AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A FORM PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK E-MAIL FOLDER OR CONTACT…

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Talk: ‘Protest and the free-mining community in seventeenth-century Forest of Dean’

Main Place, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

At the start of the seventeenth century, a combination of rising coal prices, Jacobean Crown policy, and the encroachments of entrepreneurial…

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Talk: Forest Morris - 50 Years

Meeting Room, The Main Place, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

As part of their 50th anniversary, Forest of Dean Morris will being giving a presentation about their history at the Main Place in Coleford.…

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The History of Verderers’ Court

Speech House Hotel, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL

A talk at the historic court room within Speech House which is still used today by the Forest of Dean Verderers. Meet Ian Standing one of the…

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The Secret Forest

Stock Wood Scowles, The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR

Discover the magical scowles and ancient gnarled and twisted bonsai yew trees in this incredible woodland. Free to explore at your leisure. Also…

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Whitecliff Furnace

Whitecliff Furnace, Newland Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NB.

Whitecliff Furnace is an eighteenth century blast furnace within an iron making complex. It was part owned by metallurgist David Mushet, who was…

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Dymock Poets at St. Mary’s Church

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 2AQ

Mostly Norman, Dymock church is thought to be Saxon in part, potentially an old Saxon Monastery, although now more famed for it's connection to…

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Historic Hartpury

Hartpury Church, Hartpury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DE

St. Mary's Church: St Mary's Church is a magnificent (Grade I) listed building dating from at least Norman times. It boasts a fourteenth century…

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Holy Jesus Church Lydbrook and Archive

Church of the Holy Jesus Lydbrook, Church Hill, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9SH

Nestled on the side of a hill, Lydbrook church was designed by the Architect Henry Woodyer, and built in 1850. See an impressive stained glass…

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Bream Heritage Walk

West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6JW

Starting from the West Dean Centre, you will pass the sites of Bromley Furnace and Flourmill Colliery. Continuing to Whitecroft, Saunders Green…

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Dean Forest Railway - Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour

Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4ET

Dean Forest Railway in Norchard have been preserving the heritage of the local railways of the Forest of Dean. They offer many activities…

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Geomap and Miners Memorial

New Fancy View, Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HR

The geology of the Forest of Dean is both unique and complex and explains the area's rich industrial heritage. A Geomap on the site of the New…

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Lydney Docks Tour

Lydney Harbour, Harbour Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4ER

Join Bob Turner for an informative guided tour around Lydney's Historic Docks. Discover its rich history from the Roman times and through the…

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St Mary’s Church, Lydney

St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5TL

A Grade I listed building, St. Mary's Church Lydney has had a long history, initially founded in the twelve century, with a thirteenth century…

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St. Briavels Castle

St Briavels Castle, Church Street, St. Briavels, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TA

Discover a true hidden gem of the Forest! St Briavels Castle dates back to the 12th Century and is remarkably well preserved. The YHA operates a…

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Treasures of Lydney’s Industrial Heritage

Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5AT

Re-visit the past with an exhibition of Lydney's Industrial Heritage, old photographs and artefacts will bring yesterday to life. This year's…

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Gunns Mill: Guided Tour

Gunns Mill , Lower Spout Lane, Flaxley, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0EA

Please wear stout footwear with thick soles, no sandals. The hard hat tours are not suitable for people with mobility issues or children under the…

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St Michael and All Angels Church, Mitcheldean

St Michael and all Angels Church, High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HU

Visit Mitcheldean's church dating in part from the 13th Century. See the medieval Doom painting, one of just a few left in the country. Beneath…

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Xerox Museum

The Town Hall, High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0AT

Visit Mitcheldean’s historic early 18th century Town Hall and see the museum dedicated to the Rank Xerox Factory and its people. Learn about the…

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Newent History Guided Walk

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1AB

Learn about the history of Newent in a guided walk led by the Newent Local History Society. The walk will start from St Mary’s Church at 2:00pm…

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Newent Market House Open Days

Newent Market House, Market Square, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1PS

The Market House was built in 1668 as a butter market when Newent was a bustling agricultural centre. The building served the various fairs and…

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Churchyard History at St. Peter’s Church, Newnham

St. Peter's Church, High Street, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1AE

The current St. Peter's Church was built in 1881 after the previous church was destroyed in a fire. On display within the church is the recent…

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St Peter’s, Newnham Bell Tower

St. Peter's Church, High Street, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1AE

After a yearlong restoration, the bells of St Peter’s, Newnham, are back in action. The tours will start at the very top of the tower where…

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Four Views and a Brook Walk

Pan Tod Beacon Miners Statue, Ruardean Hill, Ruardean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9AW

A guided walk of the outdoors of the Ruardean area, beginning at Ruardean Hill, the meeting place is the Miners Memorial at the Pan Tod Beacon.…

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Open Day at Ruardean Hill Archaeological Dig

Ruardean Walk, Ruardean, Gloucestershire

Worcestershire Archaeology will be opening their dig to the public that will be taking place at the Ruardean Walk near Ruardean Hill. They will be…

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St John the Baptist Church, Ruardean

The Church of Saint John the Baptist, High Street, Ruardean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9US

St John's Church dates from 1111 AD and stand in front of the minimal remains of Ruardyn Castle, destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's troops in the…

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Remains of St. James’ Chapel, Lancaut

Lancaut , Lancaut Lane, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, NP16 7JB

St James Chapel, Lancaut is a listed building now part of the Forest of Dean Buildings Preservation Trust. Its celtic roots probably trace back to…

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Westbury Church Bell Tower

The Bell Tower, SS Peter and Paul Church, Westbury On Severn, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD

The tower was originally built in 1290 as a garrison to help defend the area from raids by the Welsh. The tall 160ft (49 m) broach spire was added…

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Pillowell Silver Band Practice

Pillowell Silver Band, Captains Green Road, Yorkley, Gloucestershire, GL15 4TW

A traditional village brass band based in the Forest of Dean, Pillowell Silver Band celebrates 130 years of its creation in the village this…

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