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.


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


Forestry Commission

We look after the Forest for everyone...whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits...35 Square miles of beautiful woodland to enjoy & explore on foot boke or horse.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Visit Herefordshire

A county of unspoilt countryside, market towns of distinctive character and a wealth of varied landscapes from a historic City to fascinating villages.

Attraction in or near Hereford


Coleford

Coleford town Council looks after the beautiful parish of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. The Council is supplying a small but informative tourist information centre at its offices in the town centre.

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


Cycling Guides

Explore the very best routes in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley by bike with our detailed map / guide!

Attraction in or near Parkend


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill Visitor Centre, join a tour, sample our ciders or local apple juice and perhaps have tea and a cake or a lovely lunch.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Cathedral Of The Forest

All Saints Church, Newland, The Cathedral of the Forest, dates back to the 1200’s. This historic church is home to the Miners Brass a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Newland


Labels Shopping

One of the UK's leading outlet shopping destinations. Well-known brands; Clothes, Shoes & Accessories, Bags & Luggage, Bedlinen & Towels, Cookshop, Gifts, Café & Seafood Bar, Foodhall with Butcher.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Dean Heritage Centre

The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Monmouthshire Food Festival

The Monmouthshire Food Festival is held in the glorious surroundings of Caldicot Castle in rural Monmouthshire close by the beautiful Wye Valley.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public caverns; trips involve simple climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell