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.


International Centre for Birds of Prey

Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures flown daily whatever the weather. Gardens, Picnic Area, Café, Shop. Courses.  Open every day Feb 1st – Nov 30th.  10.30am – 5.30pm or dusk if earlier.

Attraction in or near Newent


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


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


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


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


Wye Valley Falconry

Wye Valley Falconry offers Private Experiences and Events to fly, handle or view a variety of encounters flying a number of Birds of Prey.

Attraction in or near Hereford


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


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


Made in Ross

Made in Ross is a co-operative of local arts and crafts makers producing a diverse range of affordable ​hand-made arts and crafts with regular guest exhibitions and events.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Forest Deli

Large cheese selection from local & further afield. Local beers & ciders. Pates, Meats & Salamis. Sweet & Savoury Snacks. Coffees & teas to enjoy at home. Lots of lovely cooking ingredients.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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


Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry

Award winning traditional farmhouse cider and perry made at Broome Farm & sold at the Yew Tree Cider Pub & Cider Shop. We welcome groups for pre-booked tours & tutored tastings.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye