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.


Forestry England

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


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


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


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. See 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar.

Attraction in or near Goodrich


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature’s is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Contour Outdoor

Contour Outdoor specialises in delivering, high quality, value for money adventure activities. Our unrivalled local knowledge combined with the area’s numerous crags, cliffs, trails and paths always ensures a memorable, thrilling day out , regardless of age, ability, or experience.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill, 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


Wye Valley Miniature Golf

Play this new twelve hole miniature course, amongst the fantasy ruins of a picturesque Roman villa. Will you beat par? Half price admission with ticket holders for Amazing Hedge Puzzle or Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Borderlands Outdoor

Outdoor Training and Adventure in the Wye Valley & South Wales Borderlands. Archery, Bushcraft, Navigation training and more

Attraction in or near Monmouth


3 Shires Garden Centre

Large and inspirational destination, with impressive plant displays, a large range of unique gifts and products for home and garden, as well as on site restaurant and outdoor childrens play area.

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