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.

Puzzlewood - A magical day out in the Forest of Dean

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


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


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


Monnow Events

Whether you just want a go on the Quad Bikes, Go Karts, 4x4, Paintball or Clay Pigeons, you have a Stag weekend or Hen Weekend to organise, a Children’s Party or an important Corporate Event we can tailor an events to suit you.

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. Relax in the cafe or enjoy a family day out at one of our special events during the holidays.

Attraction in or near Goodrich


The Patchwork Basket

The Patchwork Basket offers a friendly service and ample space to browse and discuss all your quilting needs from an extensive stock of fabrics, wadding and notions.

Attraction in or near Newent


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


Battlelands

Paintballing and Laser Clay Shooting activity in the Herefordshire hills

Attraction in or near Grosmont


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


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


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


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