Towns & Villages in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Towns & Villages

Our historic towns and villages are one of things that make exploring a new area a delight. From the independent specialist shops to the monuments, important buildings and ancient churches plus all the great cafes and pubs to the interesting walks, cycle routes and days out, there is something for all tastes to be found.

If you're staying nearby you may want to stock up on provisions from one of the delis or farm shops, pick up some souvenirs or local produce, pop into a tourist information or enjoy a meal out. Click on any of the towns or villages for more information or browse the map to see where they are located.

Take your time and explore the old mining towns of the Forest of Dean, the castle towns of Monmouthshire or the market towns of Herefordshire. Even better find a great pub and have a long lunch!

Download a copy of our market towns trail here.


Abergavenny - Y Fenni

Abergavenny has much to offer tourists - a blend of old and new, with activities and things to do to suit young and old alike

Towns and Villages in or near Abergavenny


Newland

Small historic village with a different "feel" to most Forest villages. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of the Forest and take walks down towards the River Wye.

Towns and Villages in or near Newland


Llandogo - Llaneuddogwy

Towns and Villages in or near Tintern


Coleford

One of the small market towns in the Forest, Coleford is also its administrative centre. Centrally placed it is an ideal location for exploring the area with many of the main attractions nearby.

Towns and Villages in or near Coleford


Tintern

The jewel of the Wye Valley - a picturesque village, ruined Abbey, pubs, shops, cafes, places to stay, stunning walks and viewpoints all around

Towns and Villages in or near Tintern


Whitecroft

A traditional Forest village with woodland walks, two pubs and a Dean Forest Railway station

Towns and Villages in or near Lydney


Minsterworth

Village on the west bank of the River Severn and one of the best places to see the Severn Bore.

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Raglan - Rhaglan

The Monmouthshire village of Raglan belies a lively and dramatic past. It is a thriving community with village shops, highly regarded pubs and is famous for its historic castle.

Towns and Villages in or near Raglan


Newent

Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house.

Towns and Villages in or near Newent


Westbury-on-Severn

Small village close to the River Severn with National Trust formal garden and an interesting church.

Towns and Villages in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Lydbrook

The village, with its rich industrial history, occupies the steep sided valley close to the Rive Wye. It is an ideal based for walking cycling and enjoying the river.

Towns and Villages in or near Lydbrook


Chepstow - Cas-gwent

A bustling border market town, Chepstow is the gateway to the Wye Valley and Wales

Towns and Villages in or near Chepstow