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Lydney

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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01594 | code search
Postcode: GL15 | code search
Population: 20000
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Birthplace of:
Herbert Howells
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

Lydney Events

May
Food Festival
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Latest reviews

Clark Willetts & Co
"Thanks very much for all your help over the previous few months it would off been impossible without your help Jeremy Thanks again paul

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Cross Inn
"This is a really charming family pub with good food and a great local atmosphere. We managed to leave a mobile phone behind and the landlord organised its return ..." More

George Inn
"Wonderful food - Sunday lunch is brilliant. The a la carte evening menu is varied and fantastic. We go regularly and travel from Bristol - our two ..." More

Lydney Reviews (4)

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Lydney, on the banks of the River Seven, lies astride the old main road from Gloucester to Chepstow on the southern edge of the Forest of dean. It has been an important centre of the Forest for centuries. The remains of Roman Forts, a Villa, along with pottery,statues coins etc. have been found in Lydney Park to the west of the town. Lydney is first mentioned as a village in the 9th century and was made a market town from 1268, the area was rich in non-agricultural resources including fisheries. mineral deposits and extensive woodland. An Ironworks was established in the 18th century and in the 19th century the building of a tramway, later converted to a main railway and improvements to the harbour transformed Lydneys fortunes. By the late 19th C some 400,000 tons of Forest goods - coal, iron-ore, stone, timber, iron & tin plate - were being transported by the railway annually, with around 300,000 tons via the harbour. Lydney was an important ship building centre with some large ships being made including the 620 ton frigate "Princess" for the Royal Navy in 1660. In 1980 the harbour was classified as a "Scheduled Ancient Monument". The railway did not fair so well, in 1960 a ship collided with the Seven Railway Bridge destroying two spans. The bridge was not renewed. This, and the down-turn in railway fortunes in the 1950`s/60`s lead the the closure of many lines in the area including the Forest line. However a short section of the railway has been reopened by volunteers between Lydney and Parkend, well worth a visit. During the mid 20th century the town attracted new industry to replace some of the traditional Forest industries and has made it one of the main centres of employment for the Forest region.

Accountant

Alcock Watson Associates
Brooks
Clark Willetts & Co
Jeremy Williams & Co

Attraction

Dean Forest Railway
Forest of Dean Model Village
Go Ape!
Lydney Park Gardens
St Briavel's Castle

Caravan Park

Whitemead Forest Park

Care Home

Birches Grove

Charity

Hands Around The World

Cottage

Bridle Cottage at Forest of Dean Cottages
Cider Press Cottage
Forest of Dean Cottages
Forge Cottage at Forest of Dean Cottages
Saddlers Cottage at Forest of Dean Cottages
Tigs Cottage at Forest of Dean Cottages

Dentist

Coach House Dental Practice
Gloucestershire Dental Access Centres

Doctor

Severnbank Surgery
The Health Centre
The Surgery
Yorkley Health Centre

Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services
Kevin J Toombs
Lydcross Properties Ltd
White Malcolm

Golf Club

Lydney Golf Club

Inn

Millingbrook Lodge
Woolaston Inn

Market

Lydney Market

Pub and Bar

Cross Inn
Crown Inn
George Inn
Miners Arms
Netherend Inn
Rising Sun
Royal Oak
Severn View Inn

Restaurant

Crown Inn
George Inn
Millingbrook Lodge
Miners Arms
Netherend Inn
Rising Sun
Royal Oak
Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant

Self-Catering

Bridle Cottage at Forest of Dean Cottages
Forest of Dean Cottages
Rookery Barn
The Cider Mill

Solicitor

Francis & Co

Taxi

Abbey Taxis
Taxicabs

Shops

Sally's Florist
Lydney Garden & Aquatic Centre
All 4 Paws
Wyedean Wholefoods
David Kear

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Scott Shoes
La Bodega
Picnak's Graphics
The Green Room Cafe
Harbour Cafe
Kaplans Cafe & Bistro
Butterfingers
Lydneys Coffee Delight
Andy's Butchers
Country Meats
RJ Fitzgerald
Bluebelles
Poppies
The Perfect Touch Jewellery & Giftware
Armstrong & North
John Weygang Optometrists
Allbikes
Forest Tackle
Court Farm Country Store
Sophies Bouncy Castles
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Frank Rainer Cabinet Maker
Looby’s Curtain Craft
Rustic Romance
All About Eve
Knockley at Court Farm Country Stores
Lemon Photographic

Activities

Go Ape!(Adventure)
Royal Dean Forest CC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Lydney

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DeanGate Motel (1.22 miles)

DeanGate Motel

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Set on the gateway of Lydney Town in the Royal Forest of Dean, the DeanGate Motel opened on the 14th of August in 2010. The motel has 12 beautifully appointed ... More

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Millingbrook Lodge (2.12 miles)

Millingbrook Lodge
Welcome to Millingbrook Lodge. Millingbrook Lodge and The George Inn – The Hotel experience with the personal touch – situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Owners Ian and Carol along with ... More | visit website
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Edale House (3.04 miles)

Edale House

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Built in 1850, this elegant Georgian house, overlooking the cricket green in the charming village of Parkend, invites you to relax and unwind at the heart of the Royal Forest of ... More

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The Cider Mill (3.29 miles)

The Cider Mill

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Set in the village of Alvington, which lies between the River Severn and the Wye Valley, this comfortable, converted cider barn offers an ideal base for exploring ... More

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Malt House (3.82 miles)

Malt House
The Malt House at Berkeley is one of those family hotels and restaurants that you can spend a millennium looking for. The Inn can boast nothing if it can't boast comfort. Tastefully furnished in mellow ... More | visit website
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Woolaston Inn (4.26 miles)

In the village of Woolaston itself, the restaurant is situated midway between Chepstow and Lydney, directly on the A48 in the Royal Forest Of Dean. The Woolaston Inn is currently owned and run by 3 ... More | visit website
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Miners Country Inn & Restaurant (4.51 miles)

Miners Country Inn & Restaurant
The Miners Country Inn is a family run 'Free House' in the small village of Sling, in the glorious Forest of Dean. We have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whether you just stop for a ... More | visit website
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Tudor Farmhouse Hotel (4.94 miles)

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

Tudor Farmhouse is an idyllic haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A cosy, friendly 13th-century stone-built hotel in the centre of the historic village of Clearwell on the peaceful fringe of the Forest ... More | visit website

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Wyndham Arms Hotel (5.08 miles)

Wyndham Arms Hotel
The Wyndham Arms Hotel is in Clearwell, a quintessential old English village by the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. The building itself dates back to the 13th century and boasts old oak beams, fireplaces ... More | visit website
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Speech House (5.18 miles)

Speech House

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This 17th century former hunting lodge rests in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean. Comfortably appointed bedrooms, several with four-poster beds have been tastefully refurbished and offer modern facilities ... More

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