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.


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Off-road cycling centre, bike hire, cafe, bike shop, workshop, toilets, showers, bikewash, parking. Traffic free cycle trails for all abilities in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to remember. This is an experience which will make your stay in the Forest of Dean something special. Involves some climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Go Ape

If you want to get your blood pumping a little more, then you’re in luck… Nestled deep within the Forest are some of the best high outdoor activities.

Attraction in or near Parkend


Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 4 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


Ruardean Garden Pottery

Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


Capture this Moment Photography

Capture this Moment, fun relaxed professional photography based in the Forest of Dean and beyond. Capturing the details and the emotion of life to turn moments into treasured memories

Attraction in or near Coleford


farOpen - Forest and Rivers Open Studios

Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, along the Severn and Gloucester.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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


All Seasons Delicatessen and Licensed Cafe

A carefully chosen range of quality foods from local, regional, national and European producers. Locally roasted coffee or speciality tea, delicious cakes and savouries.

Attraction in or near Newent


Forest Hills Golf Club

Super Greens & challenging holes for players of every level. 6300 yard par 72 Golf Course. Memberships available, visitors welcome on the Course and in the Bar. Conference & Wi-Fi facilities.

Attraction in or near Coleford