Attractions

Discover our Attractions

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has some great things to do - both man-made and natural but all of them well worth a visit or worth trying. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

Explore the many trails through the ancient Forest of Dean on foot, by bike or on horseback, or why not get the adrenalin pumping with something more adventurous such as a high wire rope courses. The area is also home to one of the best rivers in the country for canoeing and kayaking, the river Wye and there are some great fishing lakes and golf courses. Whatever you try, you're guaranteed to get a taste for our fresh air and come back for more.

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.


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Go Ape

If you want to get your blood pumping a little more, then you’re in luck… Nestled deep within the Forest are some of the best high outdoor activities.

Attraction in or near Parkend


Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Off-road cycling centre, bike hire, cafe, bike shop, workshop, toilets, showers, bikewash, parking. Traffic free cycle trails for all abilities in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Rural Skills courses at Humble by Nature

Learn a traditional and some more modern skills at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


The Giftshop at Clearwell Caves

Find a gift that is special to the Forest.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 4 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


Hillside Beer Pilates

This is a great experience for people of all levels of fitness, genders, all walks of life and all ages (must be over 18 to have a beer though).

Attraction in or near Longhope


Inspire2 Gorge Scrambling

Lots of fun to be had, climbing waterfalls and scrambling over rocks, as well as a few challenges along the way.

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


Hillside Hen & Stag Parties

Hillside Brewery is the perfect place to celebrate your Stag or Hen party, with loads of activities to choose from, an on-site bar and kitchen, brewery tours & experiences.

Attraction in or near Longhope


DBC Leisure

Clay shooting, air rifle, archery tuition with friendly, experienced instructors; beginners, stag/hen parties, corporate events, & private shooting parties. On-site catering.

Attraction in or near St Briavels