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in the county of Gloucestershire

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This gracious market town is set in glorious countryside, and springtime sees the leafy lanes that snake around the town a riot of vivid yellow as wild daffodils carpet grassed verges and fields. Here and there, an ancient red brick farmhouse stands serenly, as if watching time pass it by, while in the surrounding meadows cattle and sheep graze contentedly. Newent is an old town, it has a long history and was the scene of turbulence at the time of the Civil War. Royalists removed lead from the church roof and used it to make bullets to fend off the Roundheads, this was in 1644. Later in 1674, the church collapsed, destroying most of the nave. It was only to be rebuilt when Charles II granted the use of wood from the nearby Forest of Dean. The town has a lovely old market house, timber-framed and dates from the 16th-century, it is remarkably well preserved. Situate around the square are handsome houses of the 18th-century. There is a museum here and several other places of interest and although genteel, there is an air of liveliness. The town has interesting shops including craft, and antiques. There are good inns and restaurants. A short distance away there is an English vineyard which makes excellent wine and welcomes visitors.

Newent is close to several famous towns and villages; the ancient border town of Monmouth is a short drive away so too is Much Marcle and the quiet village of Eastnor with it's 19th-century castle and lovely parkland is within easy driving distance.

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Graveyard of St. Andrews church, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire

Ashleworth (2 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction E of Newent)

This is a lovely pastoral village set beside the west bank of the River Severn, in the middle of a typical rural Gloucestershire landscape...

Medieval Church of St Michael and all Angels in Ledbury

Ledbury (86 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Herefordshire

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N of Newent)

Ledbury is an attractive town whose centre has changed very little over the years. The Old Grammer School and Butchers Row cottage are but two of Ledbury's beautifully preserved Medieval buildings to be seen in the cobbled street, known as Church Lane...

Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

Ross-on-Wye (29 Pictures)

in the county of Herefordshire

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction W of Newent)

Ross-on-Wye is a beautiful market town, with a rising main street culminating at the well worn stone slabs beneath an ancient market house...

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Gloucester (285 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.4 miles, 13.6 km, direction SE of Newent)

Looking at the lively City we see today, it is hard to believe that Gloucester was once a tiny port on the River Severn...

Walford Church, Herefordshire, around 1900.

Walford (5 Pictures)

in the county of Herefordshire

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction W of Newent)

Walford lies in the rural countryside about 4 miles from the old market town of Ross-on-Wye...

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Eastnor castle, Eastnor, Herefordshire

Eastnor Castle (3 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction N)

This fairytale like castle is set amongst the Malvern hills and is surrounded by a famous arboretum and beautiful lake. It is a.....

Flaxley Abbey, Flaxley, Gloucestershire. - Once a Cistercian Abbey now a private dwelling

Flaxley Abbey (3 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction S)

Flaxley Abbey has a long and illustrious history, it was originally built to house a Cistercian order by Roger, Earl of Hereford.....

Westbury Court Gardens.  A National Trust property in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire

Westbury Court Garden (24 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.8 km, direction S)

Only restored Dutch water garden in the country, and reputedly home to England's oldest evergreen oak...

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

Gloucester Cathedral (195 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SE)

One of the finest cathedrals in England and rated as one of the most beautiful in the world, Gloucester Cathedral is a.....

Narrow boats moored up at Gloucester docks.

Gloucester Docks (72 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.8 km, direction SE)

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Symond's Yat, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire

The Royal Forest of Dean (7 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction SW)

The Royal Forest of Dean is sandwiched between the borders of England and Wales, it covers some 35,000 acres of spectacular.....

Frampton Court Rear

Frampton Court (4 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction S)

Designed by Bristol architect John Strahan and built between 1731 and 1733, Frampton Court is built from Bath stone in the.....

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