23 Dec

Historic Newent an ideal place for families

Historic Newent an ideal place for families

Anyone looking for the ideal location to settle down with a family might consider heading to the historic market town of Newent in Gloucestershire.

Situated about eight miles away from Gloucester on the edge of the Forest of Dean, this small town can trace its lineage right back to the Domesday Book and is therefore great for history buffs.

Indeed, visitors can find a replica of one of Newent's 19th century streets in the centre, where local traders sell their wares just as their counterparts would have done hundreds of years ago.

However, that's not to say there aren't lots of modern facilities that make this a fantastic place to live too, whether residents intend to work nearby or commute.

Children are well serviced thanks to schools including Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre, Glebe Infant School and Pauntley C of E Primary School, while transport is easy for those who don't want to rely on a car as a result of several local bus routes passing through.

Meanwhile, for the elderly or anyone with disabilities, there is even a Newent Dial-a-Ride that will pick people up right from their doors and take them to a variety of local destinations.

Eating out is a pleasure in Newent, where residents can find many traditional local pubs serving hearty meals, several tea rooms and a plethora of restaurants.

And anyone considering buying property in Newent needn't be afraid that because this is a small town, there is nothing to do. In fact, there are so many attractions that people are more likely to find themselves spoilt for choice.

One highlight is the National Birds of Prey Centre on the outskirts of town, which is home to more than 350 species including hawks, vultures, sea eagles, buzzards and kites.

Wine enthusiasts can get their fill at the Three Choirs vineyard and foodies will be satisfied that an onion fayre takes place every September, in which both growers and eaters are celebrated.

For walks in green spaces, just head to Newent Lake and Park or the Newent Arboretum for a relaxing afternoon with children or simply in peaceful solitude.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801767441-ADNFCR

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