The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Roman, Viking, and Saxon history can be found in abundance here, including the remains of a Roman Temple. These ancient woodlands and meadows were once the hunting grounds of the Tudor Kings, and have acted as writing inspiration to Tolkein, JK Rowling, and many others.
In 1939, this area became the first park in England to be designated as a national forest, and it is one of the only remaining Royal Forests in England. With enchanting trails that burst with color in autumn, quaint villages to explore, myths and legends to discover, and a few residing ghosts, the Forest of Dean is the perfect location to retreating and re-charge your muse.
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