Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
Who says history is just about grand houses?
As part of the national Heritage Open Days 2014 the Forest of Dean opens its doors and welcomes all for the long weekend of the 11th – 14th September.
Why not join in the celebration of the Forest’s fantastic history and culture by enjoying free access to venues and events specially arranged for the weekend and that are often closed to the public or which normally charge for admission?
The organisers, Coleford Area MCTI Partnership, are delighted to announce that dozens of free activities will be taking place in the Forest of Dean. This year marks twenty years of Heritage Open Days and the commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Why not consider the Forest’s Great War connections by taking a guided walk in the footsteps of Edward Thomas and the Dymock Poets, exploring the story of St Briavels’ VC or sharing the stories of Broadwell’s fallen. For the kids and the young at heart there’s the magic of the Secret Forest, fun at Lydney Docks, the challenge of blowing their own trumpet with Pillowell Silver Band or the mayhem of St Briavels Castle- with dressing up and loads of activities to take part in (and a fabulous local produce and crafts market).
Free of charge and literally on people’s doorstep, Heritage Open Days is an event for everyone. Why not: