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

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


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


The Old Station Tintern

A Visitor Centre with exhibitions, activities, refreshments & local information.

Attraction in or near Tintern


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


Aunt Martha's

Step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere at Aunt Martha's Restaurant, shop and gardens. Discover how your ancestors lived over 100 years ago without the benefits of electricity.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Dean Forest Cycles

Cycle Trail, Mountain & Road Bike Hire centre situated in the village of Parkend. A Cafe, serving real coffee, cake & icecream. A bike shop and workshop. Great quality bikes at competitive prices.

Attraction in or near Parkend


Wobage Makers Gallery

Wobage Farm Craft Workshops, contemporary ceramics, furniture and jewellery in Herefordshire. 8 resident makers.

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


Hopewell Colliery Museum

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

Attraction in or near Coleford


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The GWR offers a great family day out for one ticket price with an exciting timetable that enables visitors on nearly all dates to experience at least two forms of motive power.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Coleford Town Council

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


Chepstow Museum

Discover the history of this ancient town, once an important port, market centre and fortress.  Regular temporary exhibitions & educational activities.  Museum shop.  Free entry.  Open all year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow