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.


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


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


Monmouth Golf Club

“Arguably the prettiest golf course in Wales”, Monmouth Golf Club provides a fantastic golf challenge.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Raglan Castle

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

Attraction in or near Raglan


Chepstow Castle

The oldest stone castle in Wales.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


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


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


Abergavenny Market Hall

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


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


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