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.


Wye Valley Miniature Golf

Play this new twelve hole miniature course, amongst the fantasy ruins of a picturesque Roman villa. Will you beat par? Half price admission with ticket holders for Amazing Hedge Puzzle or Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Hilltop Birds of Prey

Set in Herefordshire, Hilltop Birds of Prey offers experience days at fantastic rates for all ages to enjoy, learning, holding and flying a beautiful collection of owls, hawks, buzzards and falcons.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Lydney Park Spring Gardens-Roman Temple Site

Fine formal gardens. Beautiful rhododendron and azalea gardens. Important Roman Temples Site. Museums and teas.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Gooch Sports and Leisure

A friendly family business established since 1986 selling sporting goods, club kit, ballet & dance wear, school uniforms and garment printing

Attraction in or near Newent


Forest Retreats

Forest Retreats offers Yoga and Wellbeing retreats in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. We offer scheduled retreats across the year but can also arrange bespoke retreats based on your needs.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

4.5 mile long woodland Sculpture Trail. Walk underneath a stained glass window hung high in the tree canopy and discover hidden places in the Forest. Free of charge and perfect for all ages.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Whitecliff Off Road Centre Ltd

Off-Road Driving, Gift Experience Days, Group Events. Full or Half Day Courses. Owner Driver Training. Junior Off-Road (height/age conditions apply). Gift Vouchers Available. Must Ring First To Book.

Attraction in or near Coleford


The Secret Forest

Natural walk through ancient mine workings. Ancient yew trees and gnarled roots climbing over rocks. Associated woodland plants, mosses, lichens and native bird life. Recreated Iron Age village.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Hanley Farm Shop

A wide range of local produce from Berries to Beers. We source most of our produce within a 30 mile radius from our shop meaning that the food is as fresh as possible, and also supports local traders.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Caldicot Castle Country Park

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


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


Elton Carp Lake

Our lakes have some carp over 20lbs and are suitable for the beginner. They are open for day tickets to everyone. The lakes are a lovely place to visit. £7 a day for two rods and £5 for concessions.

Attraction in or near Newnham