Welcome to Newent
The largest town in north-west Gloucestershire, nestled a short way north of Gloucester, Newent is a pretty, historic town with excellent transport links to other areas in the Forest of Dean. Aside from its rustic pubs and quaint, independent shops, the town has been known for its huge abundance of daffodils for centuries, and local school children in times gone by used to pick them to be sent to hospitals all over the UK.
One of the largest settlements in the Cotswolds area, Gloucester is a city that blends its rich history and modern, fresh-faced culture seamlessly. Historical sites such as Blackfriars and its Historic Docks have just as much significance in the fabric of the city as more contemporary features like the one-of-a-kind Nature in Art and the popular Gloucester Quays. Dive right in, and you’re sure to make some fond memories in this unique city.
Take a walk through time at Gloucester’s Historic Docks
Gloucester’s Historic Docks mark the UK’s most inland port, and are distinguished by fifteen staggering Victorian warehouses. Though the long and intriguing history of the docks live on in its antiquated buildings, visitors can find a range of modern waterside bars and restaurants, along with interesting attractions like the Gloucester Waterways Museum and Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.
Planning a trip to Newent? Travelodge Gloucester Hotel is just over 20 minutes away by car, and Travelodge Cheltenham Hotel can be reached in half an hour.