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About May Hill

May Hill is one of the most familiar landmarks in the east of the Forest of Dean and at 296 metres. it is the highest point around. There are views from the top for many miles in all directions and on a clear day you can see up to 12 other counties. Its summit is on the western edge of Gloucestershire and its northern slopes in Herefordshire. It is reached by three public footpaths, two forming parts of the Gloucestershire Way and Wysis Way.

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The International Centre for Birds of Prey

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the oldest dedicated birds of prey center in the world, which is home to over 230 birds of prey with 3 flying demonstrations a day. For kids, there are two adventure play areas and an owl maze. We also have other activities that range from Easter egg hunts to finding out information about the birds.

National Trust - Westbury Court Garden

Westbury Court Garden is a Dutch water garden in Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England, 9 miles southwest of Gloucester. The garden was designed 1695-1705. The house has gone but the garden survives and has the reputation of being one of the best examples of the 'Dutch Style in England' and of a 'Dutch canal garden'.

Littledean Jail

Littledean Jail

7.79km from May Hill

Littledean Jail in the Forest of Dean is a unique visitor attraction and home to the crime through time collection and the quadropehnia collection. Behind the austere gatehouse entrance, the prison, with it’s formidable sandstone façade remains much as it was when first built. Steeped in history and infamy, its awesome appearance provides a stark reminder of the hard labour and craftsmanship needed to build this architecturally important jailhouse.

Wysis Way

Wysis Way

10.54km from May Hill

The Wysis Way is a long distance hiking path that begins in Monmouth and leads east through The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the town of Kemble. The Way runs between Monmouth in Wales and Kemble, Gloucestershire in England.

Dean Heritage Centre

Dean Heritage Centre

11.1km from May Hill

The Dean Heritage Centre is located in the valley of Soudley, Gloucestershire, England. Discover the history of the Forest in a grade 2 listed mill building nestled in a valley in the heart of the glorious Forest of Dean. Explore our beautiful five-acre site and experience for yourself the splendour of the Forest that surrounds us.

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

11.89km from May Hill

Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements. It was owned successively by the Marshal, Valence and Talbot families, many of them important figures in war and national politics. It was an important border fortress responsible for securing southern Herefordshire but, despite its location, it had a relatively peaceful history until the Civil War.

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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions tell the stories of those that have made a great impact on England and the world.

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