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Lydney Town Information

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The perfect place from which to mount expeditions into the Forest of Dean,Lydney has several attractions on its doorstep, including the Dean Forest Railway and the Forest of Dean Model Village.

Nearby, the five-acre estate Lydney Park-originally settled in the 1st century BC-contains an Iron Age hill fort, a mysterious Roman temple, picturesque gardens and the only surviving Roman iron workings in Britain.

Model village © Ian Macnab
Model village  - Photo: Ian Macnab CCL

Lydney Harbour © Nick Mutton
Lydney Harbour - Photo: Nick Mutton CCL

The River Severn flows close to the town while Lydney Canal, once an important trading harbour has been transformed into a haunt for pleasure craft.

It was in this area that ships were built to thwart the Spanish Armada using local oak trees.

Lydney’s church and tower date from the 13th century.