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Huntley (meaning Huntsman’s clearing) is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Huntelei.

The village was the scene of fighting during the English civil war. In 1643 the Royalists took the parliamentary garrison, but they were betrayed and in 1644 the parliamentarians regained control.

Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire’s leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner’s camp; a woodland playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations; a variety of animals, an onsite gift shop and cafe there’s always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley, Dean Heritage Centre
Forest of Dean & Wye Valley, Dean Heritage Centre

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