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.


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


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


Krazy Golf - Lydney

15 hole Krazy Golf with a theme based on local attractions, games barn, Footpool, outdoor garden games. On site cafe or bring your own picnic.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Ruardean Garden Pottery

Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


Tudor Sweets

So many of the sweets that you loved as a kid just don’t seem to be around any more so people are delighted to find that their old favourites are still available from this speciality sweet shop in Ross-on-Wye.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


Gooch Sports and Leisure

A friendly family business established since 1986 selling sporting goods, club kit, ballet & dance wear, school uniforms and garment printing

Attraction in or near Newent


Caldicot Castle Country Park

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Mary Rose Young Pottery

Mary Rose Young makes her distinctive Alice in Wonderland pottery at her studio in the Forest of Dean. Visit her vividly painted gallery.

Attraction in or near Parkend


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


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


Tudorville Express & Post Office

Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye