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Thirty pubs, cafes and restaurants cater for locals as well as Forest of Dean visitors and the town has a variety of local shops that offer everything you need for your stay. Lydney also boasts a lovely park and historic monuments, so you could easily spend a day here before venturing outside the area. Lydney Park Estate combines a 17th century country estate, one of the most beautiful historic gardens in England, and the ruins of a Roman temple. Open in the Spring and on selected days throughout the year, the gardens make for a great family day out as you explore the Roman ruins, picnic in the deer park, or visit the museum with Roman artefacts.
As one of the few steam train experiences left in the country, the Dean Forest Railway attracts thousands of train enthusiasts a year, as well families looking for a great day out. And if you are looking to make the experience a bit more special, you can even take an event train ride with a fish and chips supper served on board. The harbour played a central role in making the Severn Estuary the gateway from the South West to the rest of the world.
For these reasons it has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Lydney. A focal point of Lydney, Bathurst Park was a gift to the town from the Bathurst family in to mark the 25th birthday of Charles Bathurst. A recent addition to the park is a Garden of Remembrance and a Rose Alley, where silhouettes of soldiers symbolise those killed in the two world wars.
Open throughout the summer is Bathurst Poola s outdoor swimming pool also gifted to the inhabitants of Lydney and Aylburton by the Bathurst family. The route is -posted and a map is also available to guide you on your way.
For that traditional English pub experience, head for the Cross Keys Inn. During the summer months, the coffee house in Bathurst Park is perfect for lunch or daytime snacks, or check out artisan coffee shop, Lydney Brew. Both the Tesco and Coop supermarkets provide the staples you need, while a of independent retailers are worth a visit. These include Willowdean Gifts if you are looking to pick up presents for those back home, Forest Tackle if you are planning on fishing.
Dean Forest Cycles is located nearby at Parkend where visitors can hire a bicycle for half a day or longer and set off into the forest, where dozens of cycle trails can be explored. Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre where you can discover your own creativity and explore artisan arts and crafts businesses. No visit is complete without a stop at the award-winning Chocolate Bar where tasty homemade, organic chocolate and cake treats await.
Lydney offers some of the most diverse and extensive accommodation options from a stay in a Norman castle, thanks to the Youth Hostel in the grounds of St Briavels castle. Or you can book one of the three cottages in Lydney Estate Park.
For those arriving by train, the centre of Lydney is a 15 to 20 minute walk, or a short taxi ride from the station. Want to know more? Contact the Tourist Information Officeor head over to our accommodation to book a stay in Lydney.
Visit Our Website. Your Enquiry. The origins of the name "Scarr" are unknown however this hilltop just outside the village…. Lydney Train Staion is located one mile for the Town Centre and contected by bike and foot paths to the town. The station has wheel chair access accessible ticket machines, step free access onto trains plus ramp available and trains have bicycle facilities.
All Rights Reserved. My Planner Currently nothing planned yet in your itinerary. Have a browse through the site and begin to add things you're interested in. Site Search. Lydney - Gateway to the Forest. GloucestershireGL15 5DX. Book Tickets Online. You can also stay in the grounds itself, by booking one of the three holiday cottages. The Dean Forest Railway As one of the few steam train experiences left in the country, the Dean Forest Railway attracts thousands of train enthusiasts a year, as well families looking for a great day out.
Bathurst Park A focal point of Lydney, Bathurst Park was a gift to the town from the Bathurst family in to mark the 25th birthday of Charles Bathurst. Bathurst Pool Open throughout the summer is Bathurst Poola s outdoor swimming pool also gifted to the inhabitants of Lydney and Aylburton by the Bathurst family. Walk or cycle At 1. The town itself also has a range of eating options ranging from Thai to Italian to Indian. Where to stay in and near Lydney Lydney offers some of the most diverse and extensive accommodation options from a stay in a Norman castle, thanks to the Youth Hostel in the grounds of St Briavels castle.
Party in the Park — Generally the first Saturday in July, this free event features entertainment day and night. Lydney Music Festival — the first weekend of June and includes a range of music and entertainment. Book Tickets. Call direct on: Tel: What's Nearby. Eating Out. Taurus Crafts. A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local….
The Chocolate Bar. We are a small artisan Chocolate Business based in the Forest of Dean. We use local…. Fine formal gardens open every spring April-June. Beautiful rhododendron and azalea…. Dean Forest Railway. Lydney Harbour. Lydney Harbour is a place steeped in history and heritage - in the 19th and early 20th…. Nagshead Nature Reserve. Woolaston Church - St Andrews. Parish church built in the 12 century on an earlier holy site and restored in A popular picnic site with picnic tables, an easy access path and a paddling area.
Mallards Pike. Beautiful lake in the Forest of Dean, popular for walking, with lots of picnic benches,…. The New Fancy Geomap. The Geomap celebrates both the geological and the industrial history of the Forest of…. New Fancy Viewpoint. Formerly the site of the New Fancy coal mine, the old spoil heap now provides spectacular….
Darkhill Ironworks. A site not to be missed by anyone interested in industrial archelogy - in the 19th…. Scarr Bandstand. Clearwell Caves. Discover the wonder of under! The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world…. Clearwell Church - St Peter's. Tidenham Chase. A heathland restoration project, Tidenham Chase offers great walks and stunning views and….
Cannop Ponds. Picturesque ponds, home to lots of wildlife. Great picnic area and central for walks and…. Puzzlewood is a magical day out in the Forest of Dean. An enchanting, ancient woodland,…. Perrygrove Railway.
Unique railway with walks through beautiful woodland. Tickets last all day - enjoy as…. Dean Heritage Centre. The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a…. Speech House Lake. Hopewell Colliery, Museum and Cafe. A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean. Devil's Pulpit. Spectacular views over Tintern Abbey and the River Wye from this iconic viewpoint along….
Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the forest, and is a great place to start your…. Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.
Walk underneath a stained glass window hung high…. Soudley Ponds. A haven for wildlife and the surrounding paths are suitable for the less able and…. Cyril Hart Arboretum. An arboretum full of unusual and interesting trees in the heart of the Forest of Dean.
Severn Cider Ltd. Small family business producing award-winning traditionally made cider and perry on the…. Awre Church - St Andrews. The churchyard contains a year old yew tree and under the tree, beside….
Whitecliff Ironworks. Whitecliff Ironworks is an important and unique heritage site in the Forest of Dean. Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in…. Foresters' Forest.Love in lydney
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