A lived-in, supposedly haunted Elizabethan country house with Cromwellian associations. Chavenage has often been used as a TV location, featured as Trenwith House in the popular BBC series Poldark, also recently seen in the 2020 film Emma. There's a coffee shop which is open every day from 8:00am to 4:00pm throughout the year.
Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway, the Avon Valley Railway is now preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.
The world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. Programme of temporary exhibitions, Sculpture Garden, weekly artist in residence, children's activity days and adult art courses. There is also a family-friendly coffee shop and gift shop.
The Dean Heritage Centre is set amongst five acres of stunning scenery. Explore interactive galleries, a woodland playground, café and lots of outdoor exhibits including a Victorian cottage, a Charcoal Burners Camp, a Waterwheel and Beam Engine and much more. The centre also hosts special events, exhibitions and educational workshops throughout the year.