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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“A bit further a field but worth a visit especially with kids. Used for many fantasy film and tv locations. Inspired J R R Tolkien in creating middle earth. J K rowling has visited and the forbidden forest (Harry Potter) bears some similarities. 50 mins”
  • 28 locals recommend
Forest
“Explore some ancient woodland great magical place for children young and old. Is also been used for filming some popular programmes and films. Such as Merlin and Starwars. More recently one of the Thrones from Game of Thrones was found there.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“With play areas both inside and out, there are four stations on the track each with paths leading into the woodlands. You can get on and off as you please and there is no limit to the amount of trips you can make. Take a picnic and spend the day exploring and den building in the beautiful woodlands. Check out the various activities online throughout the year.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“A traditional Cinema that wont cost the earth !! its like being a kid again, with a great film selection & digital technology”
  • 3 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Excellent golf course. Well maintained and very well drained so playable all year round. Excellent Sunday carvery.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Lots of entertainment available. Tribute acts that are really good. A good nightout”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Our steam trains wind their way along a ¾ mile track through farmland and woods. There are 4 stations each with paths to walk through the ancient Perrygrove Wood on the edge of the Forest of Dean.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Book Store
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Sixteen Cafe - not only serves excellent food & drinks, but truly is a community based organisation. The organisation gives people with challenges a chance to run a vibrant & lovely Cafe, whilst you sit back, eat, drink & use the free wi-fi in comfortable surroundings - The Ball family recommendation 10/10 !!”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Early morning and evening trips are great times to go paddling whether it be in canoe, kayak or Paddleboard. These are the best times to enjoy the river at its best as you gently make your way down river through some of the best scenery and spotting some of the wildlife that can be found along the river banks including Kingfishers, Egrets, Cormorants as well as some of the history and heritage of the area. Way2go Adventures is a family run business offering a friendly, professional and personal service and all activities are with experienced and qualified instructors ensuring you a fun and safe adventure. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“(5 Minutes Away by Car) Eat In or Takeaway Tel: 01594 832 875 29 Gloucester Rd, Coleford, GL16 8BH”
  • 1 local recommends

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Golf Course
“Excellent golf course. Well maintained and very well drained so playable all year round. Excellent Sunday carvery.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“(5 Minutes Away by Car) Eat In or Takeaway Tel: 01594 832 875 29 Gloucester Rd, Coleford, GL16 8BH”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“An 18th century house, full of charm and offering high quality dining. Excellent reviews from previous guests who have eaten there and only 3 miles up the road in Coleford.”
  • 1 local recommends

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