Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions - some man-made, some completely natural but all of them well worth a visit. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

There’s an array of family oriented attractions where you can all have fun, relax or enjoy some animal magic. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums to caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye.

There really is no shortage of ideas for things to see and do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


Greenacres Stables

Small and friendly riding centre offing lessons for all abilities on our range of horses in our large outdoor arena. We also have access to lots of wonderful hacking in the nearby Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Chepstow Racecourse

Wales' biggest racecourse and the home of the Coral Welsh Grand National. Hosting horse racing and non racing events throughout the year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Perrygrove Railway

Unique child friendly wedding venue in the Forest of Dean.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Coleford


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Stella Books

30000+ out of print and rare books in stock.  Open every day.  Art to zoology, something for everyone.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The GWR offers a great family day out for one ticket price with an exciting timetable that enables visitors on nearly all dates to experience at least two forms of motive power.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Hillside Brewery

Traditionally crafted real ales. We use only the finest ingredients and our own mineral rich bore hole water to create full flavour real ales naturally conditioned in the cask or bottle.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Wye Pursuits Ltd

Welcome to Wye Pursuits! Canoe & kayak hire, Outdoor Activities! Families, Schools, Groups, Corporate, Stag & Hen! You have come to the right place if you are looking for a fun safe adventure in the beautiful Wye Valley!!!!!

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall in Monmouth is a beautiful, historic attraction, licensed for Weddings and public entertainment. Open daily for tours of the historic courtrooms and Tourist Information Service.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


All Seasons Delicatessen and Cafe

A carefully chosen range of quality foods from local, regional, national and European producers. Locally roasted coffee or speciality tea, delicious cakes and savouries.

Shopping in or near Newent


Cycling Guides

Explore the very best routes in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley by bike with our detailed map / guide!

Attraction in or near Parkend


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public caverns; trips involve simple climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell