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Lydney is a small town in the county of Gloucestershire. It is located between the Forest of Dean and the River Severn on the A48.


Get in[edit]

  • Lydney can be reached by road from the A48 running from Gloucester and Chepstow where you can access the M5 and M4.
  • Lydney railway station is located on the Gloucester - Newport line. Arriva Trains Wales [2] operates hourly services from Cheltenham Spa-Maesteg/Cardiff Central. CrossCountry[3] also operate the Cardiff Central-Nottingham route via Birmingham New Street, which runs six times daily from Monday - Saturday.
  • There are a number of bus service from Lydney Bus Station linking Lydney with local towns and villages, as well as to Gloucester and Chepstow.
  • Visit the Dean Forest Railway [4] which is based at the Norchard Steam Centre, on the B4234 Forest Road between Lydney and Whitecroft, about 9 miles from Chepstow. Entrance is free on non-passenger train days. An example of steam train fares is Adult: £6.50, Senior: £5.50, Child aged 5 to 16: £4.50, child under 5 is free, for all day, travel as many times as you like. But see the web site for alternatives: [5].

Get around[edit]

  • Walking within the town is possible, however if you plan to travel around the Forest then driving is essential.
  • There are several taxi companies operating in Lydney. It is advisable to book in advance as, especially during peak times, supply is limited.
  • There are also a few bus services operating in and around Lydney, however these are infrequent and only cover small parts of the town.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lydney Docks
  • Romano-Celtic Temple at Lydney Park. The site was archeologically excavated in the 1920s by Sir Mortimer Wheeler, with the assistance of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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  • Green Man and the Gatekeeper, Now at Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney GL15 6BU (On the A48, Chepstow road from Lydney to Taurus Crafts - Look for the Bull sculpture on your right.), 01594843860, [1]. 11.0 to 5.00 daily. Inspired by History, Tradition and Heritage - Original, unique gifts in leather, ceramics and pewter. We also produce our own range of original greetings cards.
    Green Man Plaques • Bags • Belts • Masks • Jewellery • Brooches • Badges • Miniatures • Greetings Cards and more.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Deangate Motel.  editoffers affordable, modern accomodation[6].


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