Unspoiled and unhurried,
Newent – birthplace of London mayor Dick
Whittington - lies on the outskirts of the
Forest of Dean and possesses many buildings
dating from the 13th century, including the
Surrounding fields and woods have colourful displays of wild daffodils and an onion fair is staged here each September. Ten counties are said to be visible from nearby May Hill.
Top attractions include
The Shambles - a series of Victorian buildings
including shops and streets - the National
Birds of Prey Centre and the Three Choirs
The town dates back into prehistory when metalworking first took place.
The Romans later adopted the industry and were the first to substantially develop the area.