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.


Abbey Mill Wye Valley Craft Centre

Award winning Abbey Mill, set amidst breath-taking scenery on the banks of the River Wye. Riverside shopping and dining in a relaxed setting. Arts, crafts, gifts. Coffee Shop. 5 Shops open 7 Days.

Attraction in or near Tintern


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


Reckless Designs

Hand made pottery, finished in an array of underglaze colours, oxides and precious onglaze lustres. Paint your own pot and craft parties.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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


Cycling Guides

Explore the very best routes in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley by bike with our detailed map / guide!

Attraction in or near Parkend


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


Monmouthshire Food Festival

The Monmouthshire Food Festival is held in the glorious surroundings of Caldicot Castle in rural Monmouthshire close by the beautiful Wye Valley.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


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


The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall in Monmouth is a beautiful, historic attraction, licensed for Weddings and public entertainment. Open daily for tours of the historic courtrooms and Tourist Information Service.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


All Seasons Delicatessen and Cafe

A carefully chosen range of quality foods from local, regional, national and European producers. Locally roasted coffee or speciality tea, delicious cakes and savouries.

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


Forestry Commission

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