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The Royal Forest of Dean is approximately 120 miles west of London (via the M4), 65 miles from Birmingham (via the M5), and approximately 35 miles from Bristol to the centre of the forest.
The Forest of Dean lies in west Gloucestershire in the angle formed by the rivers Severn and Wye as they approach their confluence.
From: British History Online
Source: Forest of Dean: Introduction. A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume V, N. M. Herbert (Editor) (1996).