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.


Penallt

Small village high above the River Wye, just south of Monmouth. It has two pubs, a nature reserve and a church that is well worth visiting. In the autumn it hosts a popular art event.

Towns and Villages in or near Monmouth


Llandogo - Llaneuddogwy

Towns and Villages in or near Tintern


Alvington

Village between Lydney and Chepstow

Towns and Villages in or near Lydney


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


Whitebrook

Small village in a steep sided valley by the Wye which was best known for its paper mills in the 18th and 19th centrury, the remains of which can still be seen. Site of a Michelin starred restaurant.

Towns and Villages in or near Monmouth


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


Bream

Former mining villages with great views over the Forest from the war memorial

Towns and Villages in or near Coleford


Gloucester

Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Staunton, Near Coleford

Small village between Coleford and Monmouth close to the Welsh border. There is good walking around the village and from the Buckstone their are great views into Wales.

Towns and Villages in or near Coleford


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


Longhope

Longhope lives up to its name and is a very long village. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has a rich history but is a typical English village and that is its charm.

Towns and Villages in or near Longhope


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