Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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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.


Forestry Commission

We look after the Forest for everyone...whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits...35 Square miles of beautiful woodland to enjoy & explore on foot boke or horse.

Attraction in or near Coleford


St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye

The church of St Mary the Virgin stands on one of the highest points in the town and the spire can be seen for many miles around; it is one of the largest churches in Herefordshire.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Abergavenny Market Hall

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


Chepstow Castle

The oldest stone castle in Wales.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Raglan Castle

A late medieval castle dating from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries.

Attraction in or near Raglan


Forest of Dean Greenways

A network of horse riding trails across the Forest of Dean also suitable for walkers and leisure cyclists, connected by quiet country lanes.

Attraction in or near Newent


Hereford Cathedral

The current Hereford Cathedral, located at Hereford in England, dates from 1079. Its most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a mediæval map of the world dating from the 13th century. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building.

Attraction in or near Hereford


Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, stands in the north of the city near the river.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Tintern Abbey

Tintern was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales.

Attraction in or near Tintern