Live the life
Located in the north of Gloucestershire alongside the Forest of Dean, the market town of Newent is a small yet bustling place to live, with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re cycling through the forest, shopping in Gloucester or treating the kids to a family day out, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Newent.
Things to see and do
Newent is a small town with plenty of amenities, including a leisure centre, sports clubs and a library. The town is also home to Newent Arboretum, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk or take the dog for its daily run.
There are a number of popular attractions close to Newent, including The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Three Choirs Vineyard and Newbridge Farm Park. If you love to embrace the great outdoors, there are cycle routes through the Forest of Dean, while Puzzle Wood and the Malvern Hills are also nearby.
The town hosts the free Newent Onion Fayre every year, with live music, performances and food and craft stalls, while Gloucester hosts regular events at the Quays. Other places of interest nearby include Eastnor Castle, the Jet Age Museum, Gloucester Waterways Museum and The Warehouse Climbing Centre.
If you have school-age children, Redmarley Church of England Primary School, Huntley Church of England Primary School and Dene Magna School are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while independent education is available at The King’s School Gloucester and Edward Jenner School.
For older children and adults considering higher education, the University of Gloucestershire is based in Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Getting to Newent
Newent is close to the M50 and M5, and although there’s no train station in the town, Ledbury and Gloucester are both well-connected by rail. Newent is 15 minutes from Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, 20 minutes from Gloucester and 30 minutes from Cheltenham, while the drive from Hereford takes 35 minutes.
If you’re travelling from further afield, you can get to Newent in one hour from Bristol, one hour 10 minutes from Birmingham or two hours 15 minutes from London. For train journeys from the capital, the journey from Paddington to Gloucester takes under two hours.
For international travel, both Bristol Airport and Birmingham Airport are around 1 hour 10 minutes away by car.