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.


Lydney - Gateway to the Forest

A historic market town on the Southern edge of the Forest of Dean. Called the 'Gateway to the Forest' the town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


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


Ed Drewitt - naturalist, author and wildlife detective

Ed is a local naturalist introducing people to wildlife and birdsong, and experiencing nature in an enjoyable way and leave wanting to see and hear more!

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


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


Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The nation's favourite river, flowing through some of the most beautiful lowland scenery in Britain.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay.

Attraction in or near Newent


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


Float in the Forest

Floatation is a relaxation therapy where you float effortlessly on the surface of warm water saturated with Epsom salt. Your muscles relax and you mind can drift off.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Hopewell Colliery Museum

A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Hot Pot Pottery - Pottery Activity Centre

Cosy, country pottery offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and add on group meals

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Battlelands

Paintballing and Laser Clay Shooting activity in the Herefordshire hills

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Tudorville Express & Post Office

Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye