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Newent Town Information




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Church St. Newent © Pauline Eccles
Church St. Newent - Photo: Pauline Eccles CCL

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 local church.




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 vineyard.




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.


Shambles Museum © Pauline Eccles
The Shambles - Photo: Pauline Eccles CCL