Dean Heritage Centre

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Dean Heritage Centre

Cinderford

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Five museum galleries tell the history of the Forest of Dean and its people. Also, art gallery, adventure playground, Victorian cottage, water wheel, cafe, craft workshops, picnic area. The Gage Library provides a local history centre for the Forest of Dean.

Dean Heritage Centre - Cinderford, Gloucestershire

Dick Whittington Farm Park

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Dick Whittington Farm Park

Longhope

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Meet friendly farm animals, goats and deer. Indoor play barn with climbing frames, ball pools, slides, shutes and adventure equipment, and soft play area. Indoor pedal zone with tractors and cars. Outdoor adventure playground, go karts, sandpit, swings, tractor and trailer rides, dragon maze. Nature trails. Outdoor picnic area. Birthday parties: 2 hours of food and play in the indoor play barn, meeting the farm animals and pets.

Dick Whittington Farm Park - Longhope, Gloucestershire

Dr Jenner's House

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Dr Jenner's House

Berkeley

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Dr Jenner’s House celebrates the life, career, achievements and legacy of Edward Jenner who pioneered vaccination against smallpox from this house and which ultimately led to the eradication of the disease and development of the science of immunology that we know today. It is said that through his work on vaccination here, Dr Edward Jenner saved more lives than any man who has ever lived. See the beautiful gardens and the Temple of Vaccinia and fascinating Vinery. Refreshments, gift shop. Special events and talks throughout the year. School visits welcome. Activities for children during school holidays.

Dr Jenner's House - Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Dragonfly Maze

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Family Attractions - Dragonfly Maze

Bourton-on-the-Water

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Combines a traditional Yew Hedge Maze with a Rebus Puzzle. Find the central pavilion which houses the mysterious 'Minotoad', see if you can discover the secret hiding place of the Golden Dragonfly. Summer opening times from 10.30am, earliest last entry 4.30pm. Winter opening times vary depending on weather and light conditions!

Dragonfly Maze - Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Dyrham Park, House and Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Dyrham Park, House and Garden

Chippenham

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A late 17th century William and Mary mansion, formal garden, ancient deer park, woodland, and lakes. Victorian kitchen, dairy and bakehouse give an insight into life below stairs. See the National Trust's website for details of opening times.

Dyrham Park, House and Garden - Chippenham, Gloucestershire

Eastnor Castle

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Eastnor Castle

Ledbury

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Looking like a fairytale castle, set in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills, this Gothic style castle is as fascinating inside as it looks from the outside. Lakeside and woodland walks, arboretum of rare trees. Special event days. Children's playground. Tearoom. Caravans, camping and large outdoor events in the Deer Park. Stunning wedding venue, for between 30 and 150 guests. Holiday cottages also available and camping site.

Eastnor Castle - Ledbury, Gloucestershire

Elton Farm Maize Maze

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Family Attractions - Elton Farm Maize Maze

Newnham-on-Severn

We are home to the famous Elton Farm Maize Mazes. These are huge mazes built with a different theme each summer. The Mazes are expertly designed and offer a great day in out in the Forest of Dean for the whole family. The Elton Farm Maize Mazes are open from mid July until September. Children's play area and picnic site. Open from mid July until September - see website for opening times.

Elton Farm Maize Maze - Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Forest Combat Paintball

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Forest Combat Paintball

Coleford

We are an exclusive paintball site for single group bookings, so you won't be playing amongst strangers or a huge number of players. Great for birthday parties, stag/hen parties, corporate, schools and clubs. Minimum age 11. Try our epic `Killer Maze'.

Forest Combat Paintball - Coleford, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Canal Cruise

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Gloucester Canal Cruise

Gloucester

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Gloucester Waterways Museum offers boat trips and hire options on its two boats, King Arthur and Queen Boadicea II. Trips depart from the dockside at the museum for either the River Severn or the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. A 45 minute boat cruise with historic commentary by the skipper. (The Queen Boadicea boat helped save the lives of British soldiers at Dunkirk.) See website for details of seasonal sailing times. Boats are available for private hire, for corporate or special celebrations like weddings with a capacity of 100 standing (60 in winter) or 46 seated. Operates April to October.

Gloucester Canal Cruise - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester

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Over 900 years old, this is an awe-inspiring, beautiful place to visit. Conducted tours are available for full or partial guided tours. Tower and crypt tours are available Apr-Oct - climb 269 steps and enjoy the view from the roof where you can see for miles on a clear day. Visit the Whispering Galley, the Treasury and see where Harry Potter was filmed. See website for details of tour times. Admission free, but donations are welcomed, some tours are charged for. Booked group/school visits welcomed.

Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Civic Trust

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Gloucester Civic Trust

Gloucester

Gloucester has a remarkable history! Discover some fascination facts about the Roman occupation, the Siege of Gloucester, Beatrix Potter connection, the monks who founded the Priories, Robert Raikes - the founder of Sunday schools and much more besides. Guided historic tours of Gloucester City and Gloucester Docks (seasonal). Self guided walks - download an audio trail to discover Gloucester at your own pace. Website gives a history of St Michael's Tower and Gloucester.

Gloucester Civic Trust - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Docks

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Gloucester Docks

Gloucester

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It is free to wander round, watch the leisure craft coming and going through the lock, see the ships in the dry dock. Boat trips along the canal run from Easter to October. Home to the National Waterways Museum and Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (entrance charges to these Museums).

Gloucester Docks - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Folk Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Gloucester Folk Museum

Gloucester

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Splendid Tudor and Jacobean timber-framed buildings house a fascinating collection of treasures from daily life. See local crafts, historic costumes, learn about the river Severn fisheries and agricultural life in Gloucestershire. See a reconstructed Victorian classroom, a 1960's kitchen, original pin factory, a dairy, ironmonger's shop, wheelwright and carpenter workshops. Something for everyone to enjoy. A variety of talks, activities and events also take place throughout the year. Gift shop and cafe. Themed children's birthday parties take place on Saturdays. Choose from dinosaur, Victorian, WWII, Roman, pirate, princess and Tiaras or Tudor themes. With hire of party room for two hours and a museum quest trail included.

Gloucester Folk Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Ghost Walks

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Gloucester Ghost Walks

Gloucester

Lyn Cinderey (author of Paranormal Gloucester) is your guide round the haunted premises of the city. Join her on a spooky journey through the dark narrow alleys of Gloucester and prepare to be terrified by the tales of the city's haunted past. Descend into the dark underground area called 'Deep Six'. Year round walks, booking necessary.

Gloucester Ghost Walks - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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