Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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.


RAFT

Hand selected ladies clothing, accessories and gifts with an eye for design. Stores in Newent, Monmouth, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Witney and Dunster.

Attraction in or near Newent


Tudor Sweets

So many of the sweets that you loved as a kid just don’t seem to be around any more so people are delighted to find that their old favourites are still available from this speciality sweet shop in Ross-on-Wye.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


Forest Bathe

Nature's way to restore health and wellbeing. Experience guided Forest Bathing.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Broadstone Fisheries

Recently created spring fed waters now stocking a range of rainbow trout from 1 to 10 lbs. Ideal for a good days fly fishing, for the regular trout fisherman or the complete novice.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Stella Books

30000+ out of print and rare books in stock.  Open every day.  Art to zoology, something for everyone.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops

Looking for fun! Your Special Operations team must seek, disrupt, and destroy the enemy in an outdoor purpose-built close quarter battleground.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Mary Rose Young Pottery

Mary Rose Young makes her distinctive Alice in Wonderland pottery at her studio in the Forest of Dean. Visit her vividly painted gallery.

Attraction in or near Parkend


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


BattleSports Glos

Ultimate Outdoor Laser Tag - just like paintball but without the bruises!

Attraction in or near Newnham


Kingfisher Cruises

Cruise for 40 minutes on the River Wye through the beautiful Wye Valley from Symonds Yat East.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Newent

Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house.

Attraction in or near Newent