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.


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


Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tour Guides

Stunning Scenery and centuries of history. Fully guided coach tours or guided walks in the Royal Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley. Talks on the area.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club

Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls make up the largest leisure complex in the Forest of Dean. It is a place to relax and unwind, visit the local area or simply play golf and bowls, both lawn and short mat.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


The Barn at Severn & Wye - Food Hall, Fish Market and Gift Shop

Visit our stylish food hall, fish market and gift shop showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish & game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Attraction in or near Westbury-on-Severn


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


Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre

Canoe and kayak hire Families and large groups welcomed includng the dog. Qualified instruction available.; AALA licensed centre for U18s including rock climbing, abseiling, raft building and caving.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Monmouth Museum

One of the world's best collections on the famous Admiral Nelson & Local history. Discover Monmouth's origins as fortress river town & market. Charles Rolls (Rolls Royce) features. Regular temporary exhibitions. Shop. Free entry. Open all year.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Lydney - Gateway to the Forest

A historic market town on the Southern edge of the Forest of Dean. Called the 'Gateway to the Forest' the town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Battlelands

Paintballing and Laser Clay Shooting activity in the Herefordshire hills

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Hopewell Colliery Museum

A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford