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.


Monmouthshire Food Festival

The Monmouthshire Food Festival is held in the glorious surroundings of Caldicot Castle in rural Monmouthshire close by the beautiful Wye Valley.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


aMazing Hedge Puzzle

This traditional hedge maze is great fun for everyone. Find your way to the Temple at the centre, play hide'n seek and tag! There is a puzzle shop and a fascinating museum of mazes.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Contour Outdoor

Contour Outdoor specialises in delivering, high quality, value for money adventure activities. Our unrivalled local knowledge combined with the area’s numerous crags, cliffs, trails and paths always ensures a memorable, thrilling day out , regardless of age, ability, or experience.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A protected landscape - some of the most beautiful lowland scenery in Britain. The River Wye winds through a limestone gorge and wooded ravines. Wildlife and industrial remains. Impressive geology.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Severn & Wye Smokery, Chef's Larder and Fish Counter

Experience our stylish delicatessen cum brasserie, showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish and game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Shopping in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Taurus Crafts

Gift shop with the region's best selection of design-led gifts and crafts, with a large selection of fair-trade products, local products, gift cards, and much more.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Castrees Garden Plants

Family run plant centre, stocking shrubs, plants and garden sundries.

Shopping in or near Ross-on-Wye


BattleSports Glos

Outdoor Laser Combat - just like paintball but without the bruises!

Attraction in or near Longhope


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


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


Abbey Mill Wye Valley Craft Centre

Award winning Abbey Mill, set amidst breath-taking scenery on the banks of the River Wye. Riverside shopping and dining in a relaxed setting. Arts, crafts, gifts. Coffee Shop. 5 Shops open 7 Days.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Tintern Abbey Cottage

Smartly refurbished 18C warm character cottage with unparalleled views of Tintern Abbey.  Ideal honeymoon venue.  Also suitable for wedding guests; sleeps 6 . Walk to hotel weddings / Church.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Tintern